One man arrested after shooting in Lenoir County

LENOIR COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – One man is behind bars for attempted first degree murder, according Lenoir County Deputies.

Officials say Jontora Kinsey, 24, was arrested by the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office following a man being shot in the leg.

Lenoir County Emergency Services Director Murry Stroud told WITN Kinsey was shot late in the afternoon on 3248 Poole Rd. in Kinston.

Detectives with the LCSO’s General Investigations unit and the Street Crimes and Rapid Response unit, otherwise known as SCARR, were called to the scene, where they looked for the suspected vehicle in the shooting.

The SCARR unit located the Kinsey’s car on NC 58 near Taylor Heath Road, where Kinsey was taken into custody.

Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office searched a Greene County address with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office. During the search, deputies found a large amount of money, marijuana, and weapons. GCSO officials obtained another search warrant to continue their drug investigation.

Kinsey was arrested for attempted first degree murder and taken to the Lenoir County Jail, where he was placed under a secure bond.