WARRANTS: Officer shot in the arm, woman threatened with butcher knife before Greenville hostage standoff

WARRANTS:  Officer shot in the arm, woman threatened with butcher knife before Greenville hostage standoff

Officer Jeremiah Lovelace was shot while he and other officers were responding to a possible domestic violence call on Glendale Drive.

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – More information is coming out about an officer being shot Tuesday night in Greenville.

WITN has obtained new arrest warrants against Jonas Fucito.

Officer Jeremiah Lovelace was shot while he and other officers were responding to a possible domestic violence call on Glendale Drive.

Fucito is now facing 21 charges for the officer’s shooting and a subsequent 5-1/2 hour standoff with police.

The arrest warrants say Lovelace was shot in the arm with an Akkar 12-gauge shotgun, “lodging multiple projectiles in the victims arm”. Two other officers, Sgt. Tyler Whaley and Officer Haley Rohac, were apparently nearby as Fucito is charged with attempted first degree murder involving them as well.

Police say Fucito barricaded himself inside the apartment with a 9-month-old baby. Warrants say Fucito and a woman at the apartment are the child’s parents.

Fucito is also accused of threatening to kill that woman with a large butcher knife and threatening to kill her if she left with their child. The court documents also say the man hit the woman multiple times “in the arms and legs.”

Fucito is also accused of kidnapping her.

Officer Lovelace is recovering at home, while the woman and the baby didn’t need any medical attention.

Officer Jeremiah Lovelace / Jonas Fucito

Officer Jeremiah Lovelace / Jonas Fucito

Greenville police say Fucito now faces a total of 21 charges:

  • Four counts of attempted murder
  • 2nd-degree kidnapping
  • Assault on female
  • Assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill
  • Two counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official
  • Assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury on an emergency worker
  • Assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm
  • Discharging a firearm in an enclosure
  • Habitual misdemeanor assault
  • Assault with a deadly weapon with a minor present
  • Misdemeanor child abuse
  • Communicating threats
  • Injury to real property
  • Resisting public officer
  • Discharging a firearm in the city limit
  • Possession of a firearm by a felon
  • Assault with a deadly weapon

Fucito has a lengthy criminal record. His most recent conviction was for assault/threat against a government official a year ago. Other convictions include identity thefts, vehicle thefts, and breaking and entering.

He is being held on a $1,000,000 bond at the Pitt County jail.

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