Roanoke man arrested in connection with West Point shooting
Published 2:11 pm Monday, August 31, 2020
A man wanted in connection to a shooting in West Point last week turned himself into police.
Nicklous Staples, 21, of Roanoke turned himself in to the West Point Police Department on Thursday in connection with a shooting on Aug. 24.
According to jail records, Staples was charged with three counts of possession of a firearm or knife during certain felonies, two counts of aggravated assault with a gun, one count of discharging a firearm on property of another, one count of cruelty to children second degree and one count of reckless conduct. Staples is being held without bond in the Troup County Jail.
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The shooting occurred on Aug. 24 on E 12th St. in West Point at approximately 4:30 p.m. When WPPD arrived, they found two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. West Point Police Chief Donald Britt confirmed one female was shot in the leg and a male was struck in the side. Both victims were stable and transported to area hospitals.