Albemarle Police officers arrest 3 following shooting
Published 6:10 pm Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Albemarle Police officers responded to a report of gunshots at 8:43 p.m. Tuesday.
Officers were dispatched to 1607 N.C. Highway 24-27 Bypass West in reference to someone hearing gunshots in the area. Officers were also advised of a victim that had been shot. The suspect was reported to have left the scene in a white Mercedes.
Officers located the victim on-scene and began to render aid to the victim along with other emergency medical personnel. As officers were responding to the scene, officers located the suspect vehicle on West Main Street in Albemarle.
Officers attempted to stop the suspect vehicle, but the vehicle fled. Officers pursued the vehicle west outside the city limits of Albemarle. With the help of the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office and Locust Police Department, the vehicle was stopped.
Officers apprehended two suspects at the scene. Both suspects were transported back to Albemarle.
The victim was transported to Northeast Medical Center and is in stable condition.
Detectives with the Albemarle Police Department were able to interview both suspects and charged Justin Flip, 43, of Charlotte, with assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, discharging a weapon into occupied property, felony conspiracy, possession of firearm by felon and discharging a firearm inside the city limits.
Flip was transported to Stanly County Jail and received a $300,000 secured bond for his release. His first scheduled appearance in court is June 7 at 9 a.m.
Detectives also charged Johnna T. Jones, 38, of Rock Hill, South Carolina, with felony conspiracy and felony flee to elude arrest. Jones was transported to Stanly County Jail and received a $60,000 secured bond. Her first court date is June 7 at 9 a.m.
Detectives also charged Douglas R. Thomas, 59, of Norwood, with altering or destruction of evidence. Thomas was transported to Stanly County Jail and
received a $1,500 secured bond for his release. His first scheduled court date is June 7 at 9 a.m.