Second suspect charged after deputy injured in Davidson Co. shooting Thursday

Jerome David Poole

Jerome David Poole

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A second suspect has been identified and charged in connection with the shooting of a Davidson County sheriff’s deputy last Thursday.

Jerome David Poole, 25, of Winston-Salem, was charged with six counts of attempted murder, six counts of assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm, one count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, one count of first-degree burglary, one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of first-degree kidnapping and three counts of larceny of a firearm.

Poole also has several pending charges in both Forsyth and Yadkin counties, including robbery and kidnapping.

The charges in Davidson County stem from an incident that occurred on the morning of Dec. 19 at a mobile home park on Northpoint Drive off N.C. 150 near Lexington.

Deputies responded to a reported home invasion and found two residents and an armed male suspect inside, according to Davidson County Sheriff David Grice.

Authorities said the suspect assaulted one of the people living there and then opened fire on the deputies, who shot back.

The resident, suspect and deputy were all taken to the hospital with injuries. Grice said the injured deputy – Deputy Charlie Goforth – was expected to be okay after suffering a non-life threatening injury to the foot.

Poole is being held in custody with no bond.

He is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 13, 2014.


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