Man charged with murder in Surry County shooting

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James Neil Wood

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SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — A man has been charged after fatal shooting in Surry County on Wednesday, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

James Neil Wood, 47, of Elkin, is charged with second-degree murder.

At 8:08 p.m. Wednesday, deputies were called to 332 Swaim Trail on a reported shooting.

When deputies arrived, they found 44-year-old Jonathan Neal Brame, of Elkin, dead from a gunshot wound.

Wood was on the scene when deputies arrived. Following an investigation, Wood was arrested and charged on Thursday.

He is being held under a $250,000 secured bond at the Surry County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center.

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