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Friday, May 29, 2015

Suspected Gunman Arrested in High Point, NC by U.S. Marshals



High Point, NC – On May 29, 2015 around 11:40 a.m., Cornelius Jaqual Woods, Jr., a 22 year old male was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF) and the High Point Police Department. Arrest warrants were issued for Woods, Jr. in High Point, NC on May 27, 2015 for two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder, two counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon Intent to Kill, and two counts of Discharging a Weapon into an Occupied Vehicle. The warrants were drawn as the result of a reported incident in which Woods, Jr. allegedly fired shots at a vehicle occupied by Gabrielle Pemberton and her young child in High Point on May 27, 2015. No one was injured during the assault.

On May 29, 2015, members of the JFTF and High Point Police Department Street Crimes Unit conducted surveillance at 1541 Beaucrest Avenue. At approximately 11:40 a.m., Woods, Jr. was seen leaving the house on Beaucrest Avenue. Woods, Jr. was arrested at that time without incident. He was transported to the High Point Police Department by the JFTF at that time and turned over to the investigating officer in charge of the case. Conditions of release are 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.

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