23-year-old James Scott II was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, felon in possession with a handgun, and resisting arrest when he was identified by the man he shot and ran from police after they noticed a weapon in his pocket.
On July 14th close to 2:30 in the afternoon, the victim of a shooting, Andrew Hunter, claimed that he had recognized the defendant, James Scott II, drive past him on Sylvan Street. He reported that they recognized each other from ongoing conflicts. Scott exited the vehicle and began shooting at Hunter one bullet striking him in the abdomen and three bullet holes in Hunter’s vehicle. He was picked out in a line up by Hunter to identify him as the shooter.
On July 20th, consensual contact with Scott was made at 618 S 7th Street by officers about the shooting investigation. Scott agreed to speak to the police, and the officer reported that he was holding his right pocket particularly. He said that it was a cellphone when he was asked what was in the pocket, which he began fumbling with. Officer commanded him to not reach for it and the bugle of what represented a weapon was falling to his knee inside his pants.
When the weapon was shifting Jmac began to run and a black semi-automatic pistol fell out of his pants and Officer Clemons was advised of this. Officer Hall and Clemons chased him while another officer retrieved the weapon. The officers caught up to him around S 6th Street and Summer Place. Reportedly, Scott has two felony convictions in Davidson County.
James Scott II was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, felon in possession with a handgun, and resisting arrest. His bond was set at $162,000.