Deputy shot in foot while in pursuit

Jerome Poole faces multiple charges
Dec. 26, 2013 @ 09:37 AM

A  Davidson County deputy was shot while pursuing a suspect wanted in connection to a breaking and entering.

According to a Davidson County Sheriff’s Office press release, deputies on Dec. 19 were called to 224 North Point Drive in reference to a breaking and entering in progress.  When confronted, the suspect fired a gun which struck the foot of a deputy.

Jerome David Poole, 25, 1640 Woods Road in Winston-Salem,  was charged with six counts of attempted murder, six counts of assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury,  first degree burglary, robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of first degree kidnapping and three counts of larceny of a firearm.

As of Dec. 23, Poole remained in the custody of the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office and has a court date of Jan. 13. In addition to the charges in Davidson County, Poole has charges pending in Forsyth and Yadkin counties.

Forsyth County charges include three counts robbery with a dangerous weapon, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon,  two counts second degree kidnapping, two counts assault with a deadly weapon, first degree burglary, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Yadkin County charges include three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, second degree kidnapping, breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

His court date is Jan. 13.

A law that became effective Dec. 1, allowed Poole to be held without bond.

General Statute 15A-533F reads “There shall be a rebuttable presumption that no condition of release will reasonably assure the appearance of the person as required and the safety of the community, if a judicial official finds there is reasonable cause to believe that the person committed a felony or Class A1 misdemeanor offense involving the illegal use, possession, or discharge of a firearm; and the judicial official also finds any of the following:

(1) The offense was committed while the person was on pretrial release for another felony or Class A1 misdemeanor offense involving the illegal use, possession, or discharge of a firearm.

(2) The person has previously been convicted of a felony or Class A1 misdemeanor offense involving the illegal use, possession, or discharge of a firearm and not more than five years have elapsed since the date of conviction or the person's release for the offense, whichever is later.”