Cartersville police have arrested two men in connection with an argument that led to a local man being shot in the neck.
Jerry Jerome Ransom, 32, of Johnston Street, was hospitalized with the gunshot wound, but expected to be released the day after the July 29 incident in front of 24 Fredda Lane near Hannon Way.
Ransom was involved in a verbal altercation with five people just before he was shot shortly before 10 p.m., according to police. The argument was about money he allegedly owed.
Authorities about 3 p.m. Thursday arrested two men in connection with the shooting after officers "developed information" the suspects were at 107 Dogwood Drive in Cartersville, Police Chief Thomas "Tommy" Culpepper said in a press release.
Cartersville police officers along with Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and parole officers executed a search warrant at the home.
They arrested Charles D. Roman, 28, of Cartersville, who is believed to be the shooter, and Patrick Dwight Winfield, 36, of Atlanta.
Roman was charged with aggravated assault, two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Police say Winfield was present at the incident and was charged with making terroristic threats. Additional charges may be pending, depending upon the outcome of the investigation.
"I am very pleased that we have these suspects in custody," Culpepper said in a statement. "I am also pleased with the cooperation between all of the agencies who were involved with the apprehension of these suspects. Our investigators have been working continuously on this case from the beginning and their hard work has paid off.”
Both men are currently being held at the Bartow County jail, as the investigation is continuing.
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