An accused drug trafficker arrested in east Macon now faces charges in a shooting that seriously wounded a man last month.
Melvin Curry Jr., 34, ran from sheriff’s deputies at the Thunderbird Package store at 2585 Emery Highway on July 11, which was the day after 70-year-old Ronnie Hall was shot multiple times near Mogul and Jeffersonville roads, according to Bibb County sheriff’s news releases.
After Curry fled, drugs found in his vehicle led to him being booked on initial charges of drug trafficking and drug possession Tuesday after he was arrested on Vacation Road by members of the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and Bibb sheriff’s deputies.
On Wednesday, investigators charged Curry with aggravated battery and criminal attempt to commit a felony in connection with the shooting that critically wounded Hall, a release stated.
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The news release did not elaborate on Curry’s role in the shooting.
He is being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center on a nearly $20,000 bond.