The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested Gregory Sixto Gomez, 25, of Broad Street, Hamlet, and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, two counts of discharging a weapon into an occupied property, possession of a firearm by convicted felon and resisting a public officer.
According to reports, the Sheriff’s Office arrested Gomez on May 27, 2012, after he shot victim Jimmy Ray Locklear, 26, of Northside Drive, twice on Marigold Street in Rockingham. Police said no motive has been determined at this time. Locklear was taken to First Health Richmond and airlifted to Carolina Medical in Charlotte before later being released.
Police said Gomez was arrested after a short foot chase on Mill Road and placed in Richmond County Jail under a $300,000 secure bond.
In an unrelated case, Mark Todd McDonald, 37, Cauthen Drive, Rockingham, was arrested and charged on four counts of selling cocaine, possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, according to lawmen. The Sheriff’s Office arrested McDonald on May 20, 2012, after making four purchases of crack cocaine from him, reports said. McDonald was placed in Richmond County Jail under a $20,000 secure bond.
James Michael Jenkins, 54, of Alexander Drive, Ellerbe, was arrested for felony possession of cocaine, lawmen said. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Jenkins was arrested on May 11, 2012, following a traffic stop on Main Street in Ellerbe. Police said crack cocaine was located in his vehicle during the stop. Jenkins was placed in Richmond County Jail under a $5,000 secure bond.
Arrest reports published in the Richmond County Daily Journal are copied from local law enforcement records. Reports include both arrests and criminal summons such as citations. The Daily Journal lists them all as arrests. People charged are presumed innocent until determined to be guilty by a court of law.