41-year-old Noah Franklin Potts of Powell Bridge Road in Harmony was arrested Saturday (April 10) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with one count of felony first-degree degree murder.
On Friday (April 9) at 8:19 p.m. the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a shooting at an address on Rock Springs Road near Harmony.
When deputies arrived at the scene, they found a man who had been shot several times laying in the side yard of the residence. The deputies administered emergency medical care, and started performing CPR on the victim. The scene was secured, Iredell County EMS arrived and continued administering care until it was determined the victim was deceased.
The victim was identified as 43-year-old James Henry Potts of Hayes Farm Road, Statesville. Witnesses to the shooting told the deputies that Noah Franklin Potts was the shooter, and he fled the scene on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV).
Additional responding deputies quickly found Potts at his home, a short distance away, on Powell Bridge Road. Potts was detained and a pistol was found in an ATV. This secondary crime scene was also secured.
Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Team Detectives responded to the initial scene along with Crime Scene Investigators.
Detectives obtained, and executed search warrants where they collected numerous items of evidence from the initial crime scene as well as the scene on Powell Bridge Road. Statements were also taken from eye witnesses to the shooting.
Potts was placed in the Iredell County Detention Center under no bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled Monday (April 12). The case is still under investigation.[Photo of Noah Franklin Potts courtesy of Iredell County Sheriff’s Office]