Posted 11/12/14 (Wed)
By Amy Robinson
Farmer Staff Writer
A 21-year-old woman, Kimberly Nichole Pomeroy, is being held in the McKenzie County Jail with multiple charges, including Attempted Murder, after shooting a 27-year-old male in the face in the early hours of Nov. 8. According to Art Walgren, Watford City chief of police, the incident occurred at approximately 1:36 a.m., inside a vehicle at close range, in the parking lot of the Value Place in Watford City.
Watford City Police officers, McKenzie County Sheriff’s deputies, and the McKenzie County Ambulance, were dispatched to the shooting. Upon arrival, officers learned that the suspect had fled the scene.
Pacer Joe Coleman of Alvarado, Texas, was identified as the victim and suffered substantial injury, including broken teeth. The victim was able to tell law enforcement that he was shot by a female acquaintance and provided her first name.
Coleman was taken by ambulance to the McKenzie County Hospital and then airlifted to Trinity Hospital in Minot, where he underwent emergency surgery, and is listed in unstable condition at this time.
Several hours later, law enforcement located Pomeroy at a residence in McKenzie County. She surrendered to officers, and the weapon believed to have been used in the shooting was recovered at that time.
It was learned during the course of the investigation that Pomeroy had contacted Kevin Andrew Kelly, informing him that she had just shot Coleman, and to come pick her up at the Value Place. Kelly drove to the location of the shooting and took the victim’s cell phone, before fleeing with Pomeroy. Kelly then destroyed the victim’s cell phone in order to avoid being tracked and caught.
In a search of the residence when Pomeroy was apprehended, additional firearms, thousands of dollars in cash, methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia were also discovered.
It was found that Justin Scott Davis and John Dalton Abbott, also lived at this residence, along with Pomeroy and Kelly.
All four individuals were found to be involved with multiple aspects of a drug ring that had been taking place, which ultimately led to the shooting.
Pomeroy was then taken to the McKenzie County Law Enforcement Center where she is currently facing three felony charges including Attempted Murder, Conspiracy to Deliver Methamphetamine, and Conspiracy to Deliver Marijuana.
Kelly is facing four felony charges including Tampering With Physical Evidence, Hindering Law Enforcement, Conspiracy to Deliver Methamphetamine, and Conspiracy to Deliver Marijuana.
Both Davis and Abbott are facing two felony charges each that include Conspiracy to Deliver Methamphetamine and Conspiracy to Deliver Marijuana.