ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) — A man was arrested Saturday at the Elizabeth City’s annual Potato Festival on charges connected to a recent shooting.

Police tell WAVY-TV that Nikari Nysheem Sylvester was taken into custody on Saturday night at the Potato Festival in Elizabeth City. He was wanted on several charges in connection to a February shooting.

He is facing the following charges:

  • one (1) count of possession of a firearm by felon
  • one (1) count of resisting delaying and obstruction of justice
  • one (1) count of possession of marijuana
  • two (2) counts of discharge weapon into occupied property

Sylvester was transported to Albemarle District Jail where he is currently being held under a $501,000 secured bond.

Nikari Nysheem Sylvester (photo: Elizabeth City police)

He is set to appear in court on May 23.