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

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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.


  • Ashley

    Wow jerome, really? You have a daughter who needs you. I hope if the courts give you ONE more chance, you will turn your life around for good.

    • FaithC

      Ashley, Did you not read the list of chargers against him,,,and the fact there are warrants out in two other cities. This guy is a repeat offender and does not deserve a second chance.
      If he was going to be a father to his daughter he should have thought of that before he committed the crimes he did.
      He shot at police, did he care if he killed one and kept another daughter from having a father? No, he needs to go to jail for a very long time.

    • Stephen Melton

      According to the Department of Corrections, this guy was sentenced 9-2-10 for a felony, robbery with a dangerous weapon..his parole was up 10-21-12.
      He was also convicted in Davidson County.
      He had his second chance…it is called being released from parole.
      20 charges pending against him…I doubt very seriously, when you consider that any given moment he could have stopped what he was doing, not gone with his “friend” , and said NO….I doubt very seriously that any Court will consider giving him another chance..his “another chance” came when he didnt get shot and killed. Id say as a several time felon now, hes done and should be.
      With Forsyth and Yadkin both wanting him too, you are expecting three counties to just look the other way and let him off? Im not sure what you are smoking, but it must be some real mind numbing sht.
      As someone who has been through a home invasion years ago, Im not sorry to say that I have zero tolerance for this type of thing, and I hope he spends a vast majority of his life looking out, and gets to consider the fact every day for many years, all he had to do to get his second chance, was to say no to the stupid.

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  • Megan

    Fuck every negative comment here he has a family and a little girl. They did shoot him in the head but her survived so fuck you! He isn’t a bad person just made a horrible choice

  • mrymcchm

    I’m with you Megan.Because he is not their child that’s why they feel that way.The baby is only a year old. People watch what you say about others it can fall back on you or yours.

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