By Corey Friedman firstname.lastname@example.org
July 8, 2014
ROCKINGHAM — Police on Monday night arrested a man accused in a weekend shooting at a city home.
Rockingham police say Kevin Robert Williams, 20, of 201 Watson Ave., shot 20-year-old Jaquale Isaac at 1324 Cauthen Drive on Saturday. Isaac was treated for his injuries and released from the hospital the same day, Detective Sgt. Donavan Young said.
A convicted felon, Williams faces pending gun charges in Richmond County after police previously accused him of firing gunshots. Court records do not indicate anyone was injured in that case.
Police and Richmond County sheriff’s deputies investigated the Saturday shooting and arrested Williams. He was booked into the county jail at 8:58 p.m. Monday and is being held on a $25,000 secured bond.
Williams was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, discharging a firearm in the city limits, possession of a handgun by a minor and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Deputies also charged a teenager who lives at the Cauthen Drive home, 17-year-old Traquan Dominic Wall, with resisting a public officer for allegedly interfering with the investigation.
Wall failed to comply with officers’ requests while police were “attempting to secure a crime scene after a shooting,” according to a magistrate’s order.
Williams has pending charges of going armed to the terror of the people, discharging a firearm in the city limits, second-degree trespassing and misdemeanor possession of up to a half-ounce of marijuana in Richmond County. He also is accused of driving with no operator’s license, a traffic infraction.
Williams is due in Richmond County District Court on the previous gun charges on Aug. 14.
At the time of his arrest, Williams was on active probation for an April 21 conviction of causing willful or wanton injury to real property in Richmond County, according to the N.C. Division of Adult Correction. He received two years of supervised probation and a suspended county jail sentence on the Class 1 misdemeanor charge.
Williams was convicted in February 2013 of two counts of felony breaking and entering in Richmond County, according to state prison system records. He initially received probation on the break-in charges, but he served three months in prison after a judge found him guilty of violating his probation.
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