Shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday, 51-year-old James Kevin Hobbs of South Boston was arrested and taken into custody in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, on multiple charges including attempted second-degree murder.
His charges stem from an incident that occurred in the Lincoln Drive/Westside area of South Boston during the early morning hours of Aug. 27.
According to South Boston police, a woman called 911 that Friday morning to report an assault and said the suspect fired a gun at her.
The Carolina Regional Fugitive Task Force (CRFTF), a unit of the United States Marshall Service, arrested Hobbs.
Hobbs faces a felony charge of attempted murder, second degree, a felony charge of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, a felony charge of gun possession by a violent felon, a misdemeanor charge of preventing communication to 911, a misdemeanor charge of reckless handling of a firearm, a misdemeanor charge of assault on a family member and a misdemeanor charge of petit larceny.
The CRFTF is comprised of officers from Rocky Mount, Elizabeth City, and New Bern Police Departments, Pitt and Craven County Sheriff’s Departments, as well as the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.