UPDATE: Judge sets bond for convicted killer back in jail on assault, drug charges

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - A convicted murderer is back in jail on drug and assault charges.

Arrest warrants say 35-year-old Donnie Adams Jr. strangled a woman and assaulted her with a gun with the intent to kill her. Warrants say he also had a gun with a serial number that was scratched off.

He was convicted of second degree murder back in 2004 in Pitt County for a crime he committed the year before. Adams Jr. served 15 years and two months in prison and was released less than a year ago. His parole ended in July of this year.

Adams is also facing drug charges. Arrest warrants say Adams had 4 grams and cocaine and 17 grams of marijuana with the intent to sell and deliver.

He is currently being held in the Pitt County Detention Center. During his first appearance, the judge set the bond for the assault with deadly weapon with intent to kill at $15,000 secured with electronic monitoring. If he is not eligible for the electronic monitoring, the bond is $75,000 secured.

The bond for the assault by strangulation was set at $5,000 secured with electronic monitoring. If he is not eligible, the bond will be $25,000 secured.

Adams Jr. requested a court appointed attorney and his next court date is October 23.