MAXTON — A 38-year-old Pembroke man was arrested Friday after shooting another man he believed kicked his dog, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.
Jonathan Wayne Jones, of Deep Branch Road, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury for firing a shotgun blast at 40-year-old Marvin Dial that struck him in both legs, according to a police report.
Dial was treated at Southeastern Regional Medical Center and has since been transferred, according to a hospital spokesperson.
According to the report, Dial, who lives on Nantucket Road in Shannon, and his girlfriend, Crystal Chavis, were at Dial’s father’s Recreation Center Road home in Maxton when the incident occurred just before 3 p.m. Dial was taken from the home by Emergency Medical Services before deputies could interview him, but Chavis provided her account of what happened.
According to Chavis, she, Jones and Dial were inside Dial’s father’s mobile home before they went out to the yard to look at some dogs, one of which belonged to Jones. Chavis told deputies Jones then went to sit down in the yard next door, and when he came back, began to yell at Dial and accuse him of kicking his dog.
Chavis said Dial denied kicking Jones’ dog and the argument continued until Jones got a shotgun from his car. According to the report, deputies found Dial in the front yard with gunshot wounds just above both of his ankles. Chavis said Jones pointed the shotgun at Dial’s head and threatened him before walking away.
Dial and Jones were listed as acquaintances on the report.
Jones is being held at the Robeson County Detention Center under a $20,000 bond.