A Tarboro man is being held under a $200,000 bond after firing a weapon into an occupied dwelling.
According to information recently released by the Tarboro Police Department, Tarboro police officers responded about 2:50 p.m. on Jan. 2 to the area of Edmondson and East avenues in Tarboro. The Tarboro Police Department had received several 911 calls concerning shots fired in that area.
When officers arrived at the scene, they observed a vehicle parked on the 1100 block of Edmondson Avenue that appeared to have damage from gunfire. They also found similar gunfire damage to a residence on that same block.
During the subsequent investigation, police officers identified Jaylem Damone Jones, 22, of the 1100 block of Elm Street in Tarboro, as the individual responsible for the incident, said Lt. R.W. Mann of the Tarboro Police Department.
Officers immediately began searching the area to find Jones, who quickly was located with the assistance of the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office. Jones was taken in for questioning and then appeared before a magistrate, who found probable cause to charge Jones with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and one count of discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling.
Jones was jailed under a $200,000 secured bond in the Edgecombe County Detention Center.