On April 20th, 57 year old Jeffery Howard McDade of Hiddenite was charged by the Iredell County Sheriffs Office with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. The incident that led to the arrest took place on April 19th in Love Valley. According to detectives McDade shot 34 year old Johnny Wayne Shoemaker in the leg. Shoemaker’s wounds were not life threatening.
Last week Iredell investigators received information that McDade had threatened to kill the victim of the shooting and even went to his residence several times. McDade is now charged with Intimidating a state witness . Several people were said to have heard the threats. On July 13th McDade was arrested at his Cheatam Ford Road home by the Iredell County Sheriffs Office with assistance from the Aleexander County Sheriffs Office.
McDade is being held in the Iredell County Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond