The man accused of shooting a friend over the weekend in Verona will stay in jail for the holidays.
Monday in Augusta County General District Court, a judge denied bond for 35-year-old Jerome Jones, charged with attempted murder, use of a firearm by a violent convicted felon, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Jones was found guilty of shooting another man in the leg in the late 1990s.
The victim of this weekend’s shooting is recovering at University of Virginia Medical Center with a bullet wound to the stomach. Police say a family called them at 7 a.m. Saturday when the victim arrived bleeding on their front porch. That led them to a home on Westgate Road, where they did a search and arrested Jones.
Investigator Paul McCormick with the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting was an isolated incident because the suspect and the victim knew each other.
The victim first went to Augusta Health for treatment, but was then brought to UVA Medical Center's intensive care unit. Investigators believe he will be OK.
Jones will be back in court in late February for a preliminary hearing.
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