Carlisle Police arrested a man Thursday night in connection with a shooting that occurred mid-afternoon Thursday.
Stephen D. Robinson, 23, of Carlisle, was charged with aggravated assault in the shooting of a known drug suspect that occurred at 12:55 p.m. Thursday in the 100 block of A Street.
An investigation into the incident resulted in Robinson’s arrest after being identified by witness information. It is believed that the underlying cause of the incident was a disagreement between the victim, Terrance M. Ebo, 26, of Carlisle, concerning a mutually known woman.
Robinson, originally from the Chicago area, has a lengthy record with local police, including several assault charges and was a suspect in a Dec. 2011, shooting. Ebo is also known to police through documented drug activity.
Robinson is currently held in the Cumberland County Prison and was arraigned at 7:30 a.m. Friday in front of Magisterial District Judge H. Anthony Adams and was held on $250,000 bail.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. July 11 in front of Magisterial District Judge Jessica Brewbaker.
Police responded to the 400 block of North Pitt Street and found that Ebo was shot in the 100 block of A Street before fleeing on foot to North Pitt Street. He was transported to Hershey Medical Center for life-threatening injuries and he was in critical condition Thursday afternoon, according to police.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, a witness reported hearing a gunshot, went outside and saw Ebo running east on A Street toward North Pitt and Robinson attempting to get onto a scooter, then running north on Maple Avenue.
Investigators followed the victim’s blood trail to where Ebo was found, and he was taken to Carlisle Regional Medical Center before being flown to Hershey Medical Center.
Police state that only two people were on the street at the time of the incident.
The scooter could be seen lying on its side in the middle of the block on A Street while police taped off the block.
Neighbors reported hearing one to two shots fired, some thinking them first to be fireworks, as fireworks had been periodically set off in the area over the past few days.
Both shooter and victim are well-known to local police with a number of incidents over the past few years.
Robinson was charged with simple assault by physical menace, harassment and disorderly conduct after he reportedly displayed a handgun during an argument with a woman on Oct. 16, 2010 in the 100 block of North Pitt Street; was charged with simple assault domestic violence after police said he hit a woman in the face at 4:42 a.m. May 8, 2011 in the 500 block of 1st Street; was charged with harassment for hitting a 23-year-old woman in the face during and argument on March 21 and was a suspect in a shooting in Dec. 2011.
He was accused of shooting William Flemister while he sat in the kitchen of his home in the 100 block of North Bedford Street on Dec. 4, 2011, however the charges were dismissed during a preliminary hearing on the case on Jan. 4.
The most recent incident occurred on April 15 when police say he hurled a child’s scooter at a moving vehicle a woman was driving in the 800 block of Franklin Street. The scooter hit the vehicle and broke the driver’s side rear window, police said, noting that the glass from the broken window hit a child and injured her leg.
Ebo was out on bail as a result of two drug-related arrests, specifically, an April 14 incident in which police executed multiple search warrants in an attempt to arrest him for drug delivery, according to police.
In another incident, police arrested him for possession of cocaine after he was arrested for being involved in a fight in Carlisle on Monday. In that incident, both Ebo and Layton Brooks, 20, of Carlisle, were charged with disorderly conduct for a fight at 8:14 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of Lincoln Street. However, Ebo faces additional charges of public drunkenness and drug possession after he fought police, who found a baggie of cocaine in his pocket.
Ebo faces arraignment on July 12 and Aug. 2 in Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas on the previous drug charges.
In those previous charges, Carlisle police said Ebo sold quantities of a controlled substance to an undercover agent of the Cumberland County Drug Task Force. On three separate dates during the first weeks of April, an undercover operative purchased cocaine from Ebo in Carlisle, according to an affidavit of probable cause. The affidavit states that during the buys, surveillance was conducted by the police department and the Drug Task Force. It also states that a field test did test presumptive positive for the presence of cocaine.
Ebo was also wanted by the Carlisle Police on cocaine distribution charges and turned himself in on April 20.
According to the affidavit of probable cause in that incident, a search warrant was approved for an apartment April 12 in the 200 block of Lincoln Street.
During the preliminary hearing on that case on April 25, police revealed that thousands of dollars and a half ounce of cocaine were found after the search warrant was served on the home on April 12 by police and the Cumberland County Special Response Team, as a result of a county Drug Task Force investigation.
According to the affidavit, three of the $20 bills were the same bills used during the investigation, in which the undercover operative purchased cocaine from Ebo.