An investigation that started over shots fired and an assault last month has led to charges for a man already behind bars.
55-year old James Cox of Cherry Road in Washington was served warrants for possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a weapon of mass destruction.
He was already behind bars for a probation parole violation.
Beaufort County Sheriff's investigators responded back in February to a report of shots fired. They say two men had been fighting over a gun, the sawed off shotgun, considered a weapon of mass destruction.
The gun was later found in nearby woods.