North Carolina state trooper shot in face, prompting manhunt for suspect: police
John David Jones, 36, allegedly shot a North Carolina state trooper in the face Monday evening during a routine traffic stop.(Wilson County Sheriff’s Office)
A North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper was shot in the face while conducting a routine traffic stop Monday night, prompting an hours-long interagency manhunt that led to the arrest of the alleged gunman and two other suspects,WRAL reported.
We have received word that a State Trooper has been shot in Wilson County. Suspect is on the run. Trooper is being transported to the hospital with condition unknown. Praying for the trooper! Praying that 2019 gets better. We can't stay on this path.
The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office identified the first suspect as 36-year-old John David Jones, whom they called “armed and dangerous” during the manhunt. Authorities located Jones in a wooded area shortly after midnight and arrested him,CBS 17 reported.
Two other suspects — William Allen Boswell, 40, and Bryan Jeffrey Mullins — were arrested and charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, the report said.
Authorities identified the injured state trooper as Daniel Harrell, a 5-year veteran of the force,The News & Observer reported. Authorities told WRAL Harrell’s injuries are “serious” but “not considered to be life-threatening.”
Jones has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury, and assault on a law enforcement officer, the report said.