Deputies located a female sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. She had sustained a gunshot wound to her leg. The victim told the deputies her boyfriend, 20-year old Jhonathan Morales of Olin had shot her and fled the scene.
The female was treated by Iredell County EMS and then transported to a local trauma center for additional treatment.
Investigators received information about the suspect’s truck being spotted on Friendship Road. Deputies responded and seized the vehicle. Sheriff’s Deputies obtained felony warrants for Morales and entered him as a Wanted Person.
A short time later additional information was obtained indicating the suspect was at a location in Yadkin County. Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol Deputies along with Yadkin County Deputies responded to the location, where they located Morales and took him into custody without incident.
Morales was transported back to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was served with the following arrest warrants, Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury with Intent to Kill, Felony discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle, and Felony Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
The suspect is being held without bond in the Iredell County Detention Center.
Photo: Iredell County Sheriff’s Office