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Goldsboro man survives shooting in head

Posted March 20, 2013 8:57 a.m. EDT
Updated March 20, 2013 9:08 a.m. EDT

— A Goldsboro man is recovering after being shot in the head, police said Wednesday.

Goldsboro police said they responded to a 911 call at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday about a man shot in the woods behind 1005 N. Spence Ave. Officers found Ronnie Lee Jones suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

Jones was taken to a nearby emergency room, where he was treated and released.

An investigation led to the arrest of Othel Dale Rowe, 44, who was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Rowe was taken into custody at the Irish Inns Motel on Sunburst Drive.

Rowe was jailed in lieu of a $40,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court Thursday.