Michael HowlettStaff Report
February 9, 2013
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is searching for an unidentified person after receiving a call of a possible shooting Friday night at 90 Boot Jack Drive. Jesse James Owens, the resident of 90 Boot Jack Drive, has been arrested and charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon since the investigation began.
According to Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner, his office received a call at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Friday night advising of a possible shooting at 90 Boot Jack Drive. Deputies arrived at the residence and found evidence that indicated someone had been injured in the home and removed, Gardner said in a press release.
The Carroll Sheriff’s Office then put out an alert to be on the lookout for a 1980s’ model silver or gray Chevrolet long bed pickup with a short bed camper shell on the back. The vehicle was located a short time later at a home on Virginia Street by the Hillsville Police Department.
“The resident of 90 Boot Jack Drive, Jesse James Owens, was located and brought to the Sheriff’s Office,” Gardner said. “After consultation with the Carroll County Commonwealth’s Attorney, Owens was charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.”
The investigation is ongoing and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from anyone who might know the identity of the person who may have been at the residence before the call came in or who may have seen this vehicle between the hours of 8 p.m. and midnight.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigators Donnie Spangler, Kevin Kemp or Seth Greer at (276) 728-4146 or (276) 236-5119.