Chapel Hill, NC – This morning at 10:05 AM, Joseph Adam Alexander, a 20 year old, Black Male, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF). On January 28, 2015, warrants were issued by the Chapel Hill Police Department charging Alexander with Discharging a Weapon into an Occupied Dwelling (eight counts). These warrants were obtained after two separate shootings that occurred on December 23, 2014 and December 24, 2014, respectively.
On December 23, 2014, Alexander is alleged to have fired two shots into an apartment located at 800 Pritchard Avenue. The man inside the apartment at the time of the shooting was not injured.
The following day, Christmas Eve, Alexander is alleged to have fired six shots into an apartment located at 751 Trinity Court. The woman and two small children, which were inside the residence at the time of the shooting, were physically unharmed by the gunfire.
The JFTF arrested Alexander without incident at his residence of 500 Umstead Drive. Detectives transported Alexander to the Orange County Jail where he is being held under a $500,000 secure bond. The motive behind the shootings is unknown at this time.
The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force for the Middle District of North Carolina is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Chapel Hill Police Department, Durham Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, High Point Police Department, Winston-Salem Police Department, Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the North
Carolina Department of Public Safety, Department of Community Corrections – Probation & Parole.