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February 21, 2024

Man arrested for shooting estranged wife in the leg

Jeremy Wayne Fletcher

A Lenoir man has been arrested and faces charges for allegedly shooting his estranged wife.

On March 1, 2017, at approximately 6:27 p.m., the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, along with Taylorsville Police Department, responded to the area of 67 Old Wilkesboro Rd. Ext. in Taylorsville in reference to a shooting, according to Sheriff Chris Bowman.

Upon arrival, a truck came driving into the parking lot of Propst Superette on Hwy. 16 North, and inside was a woman suffering from a gunshot wound to her leg.  A man was driving the vehicle.

A Taylorsville Police officer was able to put a tourniquet on the victim’s leg until EMS arrived. The victim was transported to Wilkes Regional Medical Center and later transferred to Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem.

The investigation revealed that the shooting occurred at a residence on Wike and Park Lane, located off of Pleasant Hill Church Road in Taylorsville. Charges have been filed against Jeremy Wayne Fletcher, age 34 of Duck Creek Lane, Lenoir.  He is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill, DWI, and he also had an outstanding warrant for injury to personal property from Caldwell County. Sheriff Bowman said the victim was Fletcher’s estranged wife.

UPDATE: A no bond order was set for Fletcher on March 1. Fletcher’s court date was held Thursday, March 2, 2017, in Alexander County District Court, before Judge Christine Underwood. Fletcher waived his right to a court appointed attorney in order to hire his own counsel. His bond was set March 2 at $20,000 secured and Judge Underwood ordered Fletcher to have no contact with the victim.

The investigation is continuing, the Sheriff said.

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