UNION — A Jonesville man has been charged in connection with a shooting incident Monday afternoon that left two men wounded.
Harotis Geneiro Jones, 28, of 114 Woodlawn Ave., Jonesville, was charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with attempted murder and possession of a firearm during commission of a violent crime around 3:20 p.m. Monday.
According to the incident report, officers responded to Sailors Mobile Home Park — specifically Morning Glory Drive, Union — in reference to shots being fired. While en route, officers were advised that the shooter was still on the scene shooting and at least one individual had been shot.
Upon arrival, officers observed a gold Honda traveling down Wildlife Drive at a high rate of speed, attempting to leave the mobile home park, and a traffic stop was made. As the officer exited the patrol vehicle, Jones began to exit the passenger side of the vehicle holding a camouflage 12-gauge single-barrel shotgun.
When the officer yelled for him to drop the weapon, Jones complied and dropped the weapon on the ground and put his hands in the air. Jones also handed over a glass jar containing several bags of marijuana that were packaged for sale and said, “Here I have this too.”
When asked if he knew anything about the shooting, Jones replied, ” — right. I tried to kill them — .”
Jones was arrested and searched further, and officers found 17 more shotgun shells in his pocket, as well as a black ski mask under the seat in which he was sitting in the car.
Two men were shot at the residence on Morning Glory Drive. They were transported to Wallace Thomson Hospital and later released. Officers noticed the mobile home, wooden front porch and a vehicle in the yard had also been shot.
The driver of the car stated that Jones had asked him to pick him up in Union and drop him off at the mobile home park, and he did not have a firearm when he picked Jones up. The driver said within minutes, Jones called him back to come pick him up.
The incident report also states that it was determined the shooting stemmed from an incident which occurred earlier on Monday in which Jones’ mother was involved in a heated argument with the two victims.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office also reported the following arrest:
— Ray Keith Freeman, 80, of 3038 Buffalo West Springs Highway, Union, was charged with third-degree assault and battery around 6 p.m. June 10. According to the incident report, Freeman grabbed a man after a disagreement over an exchange of property. The man pulled away from Freeman and walked away, and Freeman picked up a large rock to hit him with. Freeman was stopped by a bystander before he could hit the man with the rock.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incident:
— A resident of Corn Street, Union, reported on June 10 that a window in the back door of her residence had what appeared to be a bullet hole in it. She also found what appeared to be a pellet from a pellet gun in the floor. Officers collected the pellet for evidence, and a report was given to an investigator. The damage was estimated at $50.
The Union Public Safety Department reported the following arrests:
— Yatonian Sherman Salter, 32, of 914 N. Church St., Union, was charged with “false information” around 10 a.m. on June 10. According to the arrest warrant, Salter gave false information of name and date of birth to an officer while at Dixie Curb Market in the City of Union.
— Christopher Rashawn Jeter, 19, of 107 Wallace St., Union, was charged with distribution of crack cocaine around 3:20 p.m. on June 10. According to the arrest warrant, Jeter distributed a quantity of crack cocaine to a confidential informant in exchange for funds provided by the police.
— Marcus Aki Foster, 31, of 200 Hamlet St., Union, was charged with assault and battery around 7 p.m. on June 10. According to the arrest warrant, Foster struck a woman in the face with his fist while at an address on Foster Street, Union.
— Theada Byrd, 70, of 104 Tiger Court, Union, was charged with assault and battery around 7 p.m. on June 10.
— Lewis Richard Lloyd, Jr., 25, of 209 E. Henrietta St., Union, was charged with criminal domestic violence around 6:15 p.m. on June 10. According to the arrest warrant, Lloyd punched, choked and pulled the hair of a woman while at an address on Bowling Avenue in the City of Union.
— Christopher Chamberlain, 38, of 100 Monroe St., Union, was charged with trespassing after notice around 8:30 a.m. June 10.
— Tammy Lynn Norman, 50, of 114 Brockman Heights, Union, was charged with disorderly conduct around 7:20 p.m. June 10.