Arrests Made In Case Of Pitt County Man Shot In Front Of Four Kids

Two arrests have now been made in the shooting of a man who was wounded in front of his four children.

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Two arrests have now been made in the shooting of a man who was wounded in front of his four children.

Pitt County deputies say 21-year-old Rashad Barnes was arrested Thursday afternoon at his home in Farmville.

Also charged was James Taylor of Fountain. He was picked up Wednesday night.

Both men are charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiring to commit that crime, assault with a deadly weapon intent to kill, and first degree kidnapping.

Back on January 3rd, Donovan Flores was robbed and shot in the leg by four men.

Lawmen say Flores and his four children had gone to the Hustle Mart on Highway 121 in Farmville to buy a piece of equipment. The victim then followed the four men to California Road where instead showing him the promised goods, deputies say the victim was robbed and shot in the leg.

Officials say Flores was able to drive his children back to the Hustle Mart and go inside for help.

Taylor was jailed on $200,000. We don't yet have bond information for Barnes. Deputies continue to search for two others involved in the case.


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We are working to get a little more information from detectives about one man who is woke up in jail Thursday morning, facing serious charges.

Pitt County Detention Center officers confirmed 21-year-old James Taylor of Fountain was arrested by the Pitt County Sheriff's Office around 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Taylor is accused of robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiring to commit that crime, assault with a deadly weapon intent to kill, and first degree kidnapping.

We are waiting to hear more from deputies about Taylor's case.

For now, he is being held on a $200,000 bond. He is due in court for a first appearance Thursday morning.


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