Bond denied in Dawson mayor shooting case

Bond denied in Dawson mayor shooting case
Nakia Jones in court (Source: WALB)

DAWSON, GA (WALB) - The man charged in the shooting of the Dawson Mayor had bond denied at his first appearance before a judge Thursday.

Dawson Mayor Christopher Wright said he was completely shocked when he found out an arrest had been made, nearly two years after he was shot in his home.

"I wasn't prepared for it at the moment, kind of caught me off guard," said Mayor Wright. "But it's good to know that law enforcement is doing their job."

GBI investigators haven't released much information, except to say that 31-year-old Nakia Jones was arrested Wednesday in Albany. He was charged with aggravated assault.

Mayor Wright said he doesn't know Jones, and has never seen him before.

But he is still concerned for his safety.

He said they know two people were involved, and only one has been caught.

"I guess I could clean my gun a little bit more."
The 25-year-old mayor has since recovered from the violent incident that happened on Halloween night in 2013.

Authorities said when Wright got home that night, he found his mother tied up, and was then shot several times.

"Of course the emotional scars are still there. Just like my mother, she began to cry when she heard of it, but hopefully we can all sustain," Wright said.

The investigation is ongoing and Mayor Wright believes its just a matter of time before more arrests are made.

He is currently being held in the Dougherty County Jail.

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