Three men have been arrested and charged in connection to the Monday night shooting of third-generation North Carolina State Trooper Daniel Harrell.
John Davis Jones, William Allen Boswell and Bryan Jeffrey Mullins were hauled in by police and charged for various offenses related to the shooting following an hours-long manhunt.
Jones has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and assault on a law enforcement officer. Boswell and Mullins are facing charges of possession of a stolen vehicle.
Shot in the face during a traffic stop in Wilson County, Harrell was transported to a trauma-level hospital after the shooting. WRAL news reports that the trooper is able to communicate and is expected to survive.
During the assault, around 10 rounds managed to strike Harrell’s patrol vehicle, with Jones believed to be the shooter.
“This needless assault provides another reminder of the perils law enforcement officers face each day”, said NCHP Commander Col. Glenn McNeill Jr. “I would ask everyone to keep Trooper Harrell’s family and our entire organization in their thoughts and prayers.”
Jones was reportedly scheduled to appear later this month for larceny, assault and charges of communicating threats, and has pending charges for selling meth, possession of a firearm by a felon and other drug-related charges.
Several agencies took part in the hunt for Jones, eventually capturing him.
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