Man accused of shooting individual he saw with his estranged wife


Pictured above: James Springs – Picture courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office


A domestic situation involving an estranged wife is said to have led to a west Iredell shooting Saturday.

Sheriff Darren Campbell tells WSIC James Springs saw his estranged wife in a vehicle with Robert Griggs before the shooting took place at an Island Ford Road convenience store. Griggs suffered multiple gunshot wounds and is now in stable condition at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Springs was arrested a short time later in Catawba County and is being held under a $1 million bond.

The Sheriff’s Office press release appears below.


Sheriff Darren Campbell said: On Saturday August 4, 2018 deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office responded to 2174 Island Ford Road, Statesville in response to a reported shooting.

On arrival deputies found a male with multiple gunshot wounds. Medical personnel treated Robert Griggs. He was transported to North Carolina Baptist Hospital for additional medical care. The scene was secured and detectives and Crime Scene Investigators began their investigation.

Detectives located and interviewed witnesses and after gathering evidence, quickly developed a suspect. A be on the lookout broadcast was sent out to surrounding area law enforcement agencies. A suspect matching the description was stopped in Catawba County and held until detectives could respond.

The information gathered during the investigation determined, James Lattimore Springs, was indeed the suspect in this shooting incident.

Search warrants were executed at the scene and on vehicles connected to the incident. During the search of the original scene among other evidence, multiple spent shell casings were located. In addition the handgun believed to have been used in the shooting was located at a separate location.

James Lattimore Springs was arrested taken to the Iredell County Detention Center. He was charged with the following crimes; Felony Attempted Murder, Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury, Felony Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, and Felony Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon. He was taken before Magistrate S. Nichols and was placed under a 1,000,000 dollar secured bond.

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