Police seize two cell phones in shooting case

FRONT ROYAL – Police continue to investigate a Nov. 1 shooting at 716 Warren Ave. that left one man seriously injured.

Front Royal police Sgt. Crystal Cline said Tuesday the victim, Timothy Carter, remains at Inova Fairfax Hospital with a gunshot wound to the upper abdomen.

“He’s doing a lot better than when he was initially admitted,” Cline said of Carter.

Another town resident, Phillip Danyell Wilson, 36, of 716 Warren Ave., was charged with being a felon in possession of a gun after he turned himself in to police the morning after the shooting. Cline said police expect to be filing additional charges in the case as the investigation progresses.

“We’re still following up on leads and following up with the victim in the case,” Cline said.

A search warrant document filed Thursday in Warren County Circuit Court states that Carter told officers who arrived at the shooting scene, the same address as Wilson’s residence, that the man who shot him was named “Phil.”

A criminal complaint filed in general district court states that a witness told police that he had seen Wilson “with a 9mm handgun outside the building showing several different people the gun.”

The search warrant document mentions a woman, Dionnie Nikia White, who is described as Wilson’s estranged girlfriend. She received several text messages and phone calls from Wilson while police looked for him after the shooting, the document states.

The search warrant document also states that police seized cell phones from Wilson and White and stored them as evidence.

Contact staff writer Joe Beck at 540-465-5137 ext. 142, or jbeck@nvdaily.com