Salisbury woman convicted of trying to murder ex-boyfriend in 2017

Published 12:13 pm Thursday, September 13, 2018

SALISBURY — A Salisbury woman who shot at her former boyfriend from a car and led law officers on a 100-mph chase in 2017 was convicted this week of felony attempted first-degree murder.

She was sentenced to nine to 12 years in prison.

Teresa Christina White, 40, also was convicted of discharging a weapon into an occupied property, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and two counts of possession of a stolen firearm, all felonies.

Judge Kevin Bridges sentenced White to a minimum of 108 months or a maximum of 142 months in prison. She has been in the Rowan County Detention Center since her March 31, 2017, arrest.

According to the Rowan County District Attorney’s Office, White and a passenger followed Keith Tyrone Reid as he was leaving work on Statesville Boulevard. Reid told Rowan County sheriff’s deputies that he noticed the vehicle behind him slow down when he did and continue to follow him as he headed home.

Off-duty officers said they heard three to four gunshots from the Statesville Boulevard-West Innes Street area. Reid called 911, and the driver of the vehicle behind him tried to pull beside him.

Reid said he didn’t know his vehicle had been hit until he felt air through a crack in the windshield. Deputies found two bullet holes in the vehicle.

Reid continued on U.S. 601 to the Davie County line, where Rowan County deputies and Mocksville police officers were waiting.

White ran from her vehicle but was quickly apprehended in nearby woods. Authorities found a 9mm handgun near her.

White told investigators that she purchased a .357 revolver and a 9mm handgun for $800. Investigators determined that both guns were stolen.

White also admitted she shot at Reid’s vehicle, authorities said.

White was convicted of injury to real property, possession of drug paraphernalia and having weapons on school property.

Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook said she appreciates the work of Assistant District Attorney Barrett Poppler on the case and the investigation conducted by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.