Pleasant Garden man charged with attempted murder after Asheboro shooting, 2 hospitalized




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  • 2022-01-20 15:18:00Z
  • By The Courier-Tribune
 

Asheboro police on Wednesday arrested a Pleasant Garden man on a charge of attempted murder.

Joel Demandrae Thompson was arrested and charged with felonious attempted murder and felonious assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, or inflicting serious injury.

Police responded Tuesday to a shooting on Cedar Falls Road. When officers arrived they found a male victim in small building behind the main home suffering from a gunshot wound, police noted in a news release.

The man, later identified as a 29-year-old Kernersville resident, was taken to a local medical facility. While officers were still at the scene they were told another victim, a 27-year-old Asheboro man, was wounded by the gunshot and taken to a local medical facility by a private vehicle.

The next day detectives secured warrants for Thompson. He was placed in the Randolph County Jail with bond set at a $750,000 .

Anyone with more information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Councilman at (336) 626-1300, ext. 323.

Petruce Jean-Charles is a Government Watchdog Reporter. They are interested in what's going on in the community and are open to tips on people, businesses and issues. Contact Petruce at pjeancharles@gannett.com and follow @PetruceKetsia on Twitter.

This article originally appeared on The Courier-Tribune: Man charged with attempted murder in Asheboro shooting, intent to kill

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