According to County Sheriff Chris Bowman the victim of the shooting is identified as 46 year old Jason Williams of Hiddenite. Williams was struck twice, once in the chest area and another time in a shoulder. He was initially taken to Iredell Memorial Hospital then airlifted to Carolina’s Regional Medical Center in Charlotte. According to Sheriff Bowman, Williams is listed in stable condition.
73 year old Dan Joe Spears, the owner of the residence where the incident took place has been charged with a count of Felony Assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. Spears was given a $100,000 secured bond and was released last night. Spears is a former pastor of the Macedoina Baptist Church in Taylorsville He has a first court appearance Monday in Alexander County District Court.
The circumstances of the shooting are unclear as the investigation is ongoing. We will continue to follow the story.