Man arrested after shootings spark manhunt from Thomasville to Charlotte

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THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Two people have been charged after two people were shot in Thomasville and High Point and two cars were stolen in Thomasville and Charlotte.

Corey Duane Perrine

Corey Duane Perrine, 25, of South Carolina, is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, attempted first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and larceny of a motor vehicle.

Wednesday evening, Thomasville police say a person was shot in the face in the back of the Thomasville Inn, located at 407 National Highway.

Two suspects, identified as Perrine and Malachia Jones, then drove to South Main Street in High Point, where Perrine allegedly shot Jones and pushed him out of the vehicle at the Sunoco Gas Station, located at 2010 S. Main St.

Jones and the person shot at the Thomasville Inn were taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. The person shot at the Thomasville Inn is in critical condition.

Malachia Jones

Jones was treated and released. He has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill.

Police said Perrine was driving a stolen black 2010 Chevrolet Malibu.

At 11:14 p.m. Wednesday, Perrine allegedly carjacked three women in the 6000 block of Mayores Lane in Charlotte and drove off in their Chevrolet Impala.

The stolen Chevrolet Malibu was found nearby.

A short time later, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police found the Chevrolet Impala abandoned in the 3500 block of Fincher Blvd.

Around 6 a.m., police located Perrine walking on Statesville Avenue in Charlotte. He was taken into custody and transported back to Davidson County, where he is being held in the Davidson County Jail under a $1,075,000 secured bond.

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Shooting scene at Sunoco gas station on South Main Street in High Point on Sept. 25, 2019. (Chris Weaver/WGHP)

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