Arrest made in connection to multiple shootings in Elizabeth City

Published 10:50 am Sunday, May 8, 2022

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The Elizabeth City Police Department has reported the arrest of a man in connection with multiple shooting incidents.

According to an ECPD press release, on Monday, May 2, 2022 at around 12:40 p.m., a “collaborative effort between the Elizabeth City Police Department, the United States Marshal’s Carolina Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office took Shamont Nicolas James into custody on outstanding fugitive warrants for several shootings that have occurred throughout the City of Elizabeth City.”

James was taken into custody in the 200 block of Native Dancer Court in Elizabeth City and transported to Albemarle District Jail, where he is being held under a $844,000 secured bond. First appearance was scheduled for May 3, 2022 in Pasquotank County.

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James was arrested on two counts of possession of firearm by felon, three counts of felony conspiracy, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of injury to personal property, one count injury to real property, one count of discharge weapon into occupied property, two counts of habitual felon, one count of breaking and or entering, one count of larceny after break/enter, one count of possession of stolen goods/property, one count of reckless driving to endanger, one count of no liability insurance, one count of drive left of center and one count of assault by strangulation.

“The Elizabeth City Police Department is still conducting thorough investigations into the recent shootings that have occurred throughout the City,” stated the release. “The Elizabeth City Police Department urges anyone with additional information to contact the Police Department at 252-335-4321.

“The Elizabeth City Police Department would like to thank all of the agencies that assisted in the investigation and apprehension of Shamont Nicolas James,” the release continued.