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Man charged with attempted murder in Asheboro

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Robert Michael DeGarmo, Jr.

ASHEBORO, N.C. — A man has been charged in connection with the shooting of another man on Nov. 26.

Robert Michael DeGarmo, Jr., 39, was arrested on Nov. 29 and charged with one count of attempted murder and two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon.

The charges stem from an incident in which DeGarmo allegedly shot Kenneth Gilley in the back at his residence on U.S. 64 in Asheboro.

According to police, Gilley and his girlfriend had been arguing for much of the day on Nov. 26. Randolph County deputies had responded to the residence earlier in the day to assist the woman with gathering belongings from the house.

The woman returned later in the day with her brother, DeGarmo, to retrieve a car. At some point during a verbal argument, DeGarmo produced a rifle. Gilley ran back toward the residence and was fired at, being struck in the back.

Gilley’s injuries were not life threatening and he has since been released from the hospital.

DeGarmo is currently confined in the Randolph County Jail under a $600,000 secured bond.

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