Thomasville man accused of shooting son during fight

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Phil Alexander Lones

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — A Thomasville man was arrested Sunday after a fight between him and his son ended with his son being shot in the shoulder, authorities said Monday.

The incident started shortly before 12:30 p.m. at a home in the 1100 block of Lambeth Street, Thomasville police said.

When officers arrived, they found Phillip Westley Lones, 26, with a gunshot wound to his right shoulder.

Phil Alexander Lones, 48, was then charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury, police said. The Loneses fought after Phillip Lones’ girlfriend was assaulted, police said.

Phil Lones also was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with minors present, assault on a female and discharging a firearm within city limits, police said.

Two children were in the home when the shooting occurred, but they were not injured.

Father and son were treated at Thomasville Medical Center, police said. Phil Lones was taken to the Davidson County Jail with no bond allowed, police said.

He is scheduled to appear in court April 30.


    • lonewolf

      it happens to be a good friend of mine and she didn’t know it was going to the news. just saying.

    • APRIL

      i think the only trash on here it you running your mouth both of them are family to me and you have no right to make rude comments about someone else when no one is perfect so instead of you running your mouth on here why don’t you worry about your own life and family obviously we have enough to worry about!

  • FaithC

    What is wrong with people? If you are so upset you feel the need for violence, walk away. Why do they never have enough sense to just walk away?

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