RALEIGH — Investigators think that if Maurice DeShon Arnold’s handgun had fired, the man he was robbing last month could have been fatally wounded.
On Wednesday, they charged Arnold, 20, of 115 Karen Court, with one felony count each of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to arrest warrants filed at the Wake County Magistrate’s Office.
The crime occurred Oct. 14, when Arnold and two other people attempted to rob a couple, court records show.
Investigators say Arnold pointed the weapon at the male victim during the robbery but the gun did fire, court records show.
The arrest warrants indicate Arnold also has pending charges of assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer and possession of a stolen firearm.
He has previous convictions for attempted murder, drug violations and carrying a concealed weapon, court records show.
He is being held at the Wake County jail in lieu of $325,000 bail.