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3/11/2020 2:52:00 PM
Warrants Issued For Cherryville Man In Shelby Shooting: UPDATE
Photo Courtesy Cleveland County Sheriff's Office
Photo Courtesy Cleveland County Sheriff's Office

Cleveland County Sheriff's
Office Press Release

UPDATE: Per the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office Facebook dated Tuesday, March 10, Mr. Jeremy Lee Wright  has been taken into custody by the Cherryville Police Department.

SHELBY - On Monday, March 9, 2020 at 2:54 p.m. the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting at 314 E. Double Shoals Rd. in Shelby. Initial responding deputies found Timothy Price had been shot in the chest and during interviews found that the shooting had actually occurred at 4142 Fallston Rd., Shelby. Mr. Price identified Jeremy Lee Wright, 32, of 515 North Dr., Cherryville as the shooter. During the investigation a possible second victim was identified as Jackie Dewayne Smith who lives at the 4142 Fallston Rd. address.

Deputies also responded to 4142 Fallston Rd. and conducted a search of the residence but no one was inside the residence. Deputies began looking for the other two individuals involved in the incident. Shortly after 7 p.m. the second victim Jackie Smith drove himself from an unknown location to 314 E. Double Shoals Rd. with a gunshot wound to his leg. He also identified Jeremy Wright as the one who had shot him during an argument.

Mr. Price is still receiving medical attention, Mr. Smith was treated and released from Atrium in Shelby.

Warrants have been issued for Jeremy Lee Wright for Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office at 704-484-4888 or through Cleveland County Communications at 704-484-4822.

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