A Richmond man is accused of attempted murder after he allegedly fired shots into a motel room occupied by his wife and another person, police said Monday.
Jermaine W. Carter, 29, was also charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree criminal mischief and trafficking in a controlled substance, Richmond police said in a release.
The incident happened shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday when officers were dispatched to the Super 8 Motel on North Keeneland Drive to investigate a report of shots fired in the area.
Officers found a bullet hole in the window of a second-floor room as well as several shell casings in the parking lot. It appeared that several other rounds had struck the wall and sill around the window.
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Police determined that a suspect had attempted to force his way into the room, but fled after firing shots.
Carter was located near the Waffle House on North Keeneland and taken to the police station for questioning. A search warrant executed on his residence produced about 9 grams of cocaine and paraphernalia commonly used in drug trafficking.
Carter was lodged in the Madison County jail, where he remained Monday in lieu of a cash bond.