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Man arrested in Rocky Mount shooting

Posted January 2, 2010

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— Rocky Mount police have charged a Nashville man with shooting a 25-year-old man on North Howell Street Friday morning.

Officers found James Montez Woodley, 25, in the back yard of 321 N. Howell St. around 11:45 a.m. Police said he had been shot in the lower back, and a bullet had also grazed his right hand.

Woodley was transported to Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Police said his condition was stable early Saturday.

Officers arrested a suspect, Ronald Shawn Henderson, 38, in Rocky Mount around 2:15 a.m. Saturday. He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

The shooting is still under investigation, police said.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call Rocky Mount police at 252-972-1411 or Twin City Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in certain felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.

Henderson has previous convictions for selling drugs, assault and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury in Nash and Edgecombe counties, according to state Department of Correction records. He was released from prison in April 2009 after serving 8½ months for carrying a concealed weapon and violating his probation for drug possession.

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