ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCN) — Rocky Mount police charged a second man in connection to a shooting that happened earlier this year.

Rocky Mount police arrested 23-year-old James Jones III on charges related to an incident on April 9 that led to one man getting shot, police said. The shooting happened in the 3100 block of Wellington Drive.

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On Thursday, police officers found Jones in the 700 block of Paul Street and arrested him on an outstanding arrest warrant for conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Back on Aug. 11, Rocky Mount detectives apprehended 29-year-old Yashawn Earl Bryant in connection to the shooting, police said. Following a short foot chase, Bryant was taken into custody on the following charges:

  • Attempted first-degree murder
  • Assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury
  • Conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon
  • Robbery with a dangerous weapon
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (two counts)
  • Resisting a public officer

Jones was taken to the Nash County Detention Center and received a $150,000 secured bond. His first court appearance is set for Friday.