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Hampton man arrested in connection with shooting

Investigators with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office arrested one man after a shooting that occurred in Hampton early Thursday morning.

At approximately 1:30 a.m., deputies were called to Highway 321. When they arrived, they encountered two men, one of whom had gunshot wounds to the upper arm.

Based on witness statements, investigators went to a nearby residence on Swimming Pool Road, where they found physical evidence linking 34-year-old James Terry Pierce to the shooting. Pierce was taken into custody on a violation of probation warrant and has been charged additionally with aggravated assault.

Pierce is being held at the Carter County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond for the aggravated assault and no bond for the violation of probation.