Police: Man arrested after officers catch him with loaded Glock in hand

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Submitted: Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:42pm
Updated: Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:09pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police say ShotSpotter alerts led them to a man who was caught firing a Glock within Wilmington city limits, leaving a bullet hole in his neighbor’s home.

They say officers got an alert for shots fired in the 100 block of N. 31st Street, which were picked up from about three blocks away. Police say when officers first got to the area, they then heard an additional activation from ShotSpotter, alerting them to the 200 block of 31st Street.

That’s where police say they spotted James Aaron Jinwright, Jr., 38, walk from behind a van with a Glock pistol in his hand. After officers told Jinwright to drop the gun, they arrested him and found PCP in his possession. Police say they also discovered a fresh bullet hole in a neighbor’s car, which was across the street, along with two shell casings nearby.

They say Jinwright appeared impaired at the time of his arrest. He is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, discharging a firearm within city limits, property damage and possession of a schedule II drug.


  • Givens, T says:

    There was a time when he thought he was on top of the world…he never was he just did a great job pretending and fooling you ALL! Now that he is played out and everyone figured him.out…he fell off, I mean…he needd attention! Those drugs make him feel like he’s the man!
    The sad thing is some woman was foolish enough to name her child after him, as if that was something to be proud of! I hope she’s praying that the innocent child is NOTHING like his father Jobless,Boat smoking,wwomanizing,criminal,crook, worthless scum bucket!

  • Wilmington Native says:

    He used to sell drugs, but now he use them…I guess he doesnt know that drugs are detrimental to him! This wanna be thug who never was raised in any projects or hood could have easy went to college and did something with his life. I feel sorry for his mother all of her hard work trying to raise him was in vain!
    Almost 40, with nothing.better to do but shoot guns and mess up peoplehouses, Cars etc. Things people work hard for! He doesnt care because he has nothing, but a jealous girlfriend who thinks everyone wants him. He’s a junkie! PCP. BOAT. COKE. whatever else he van mix with his marijuana! Some will never learn!
    These desperate women still like these so called bad boys, I call it low life bum
    Thanks for arresting him, if not someone would have been injured, dead, or he would have killed himself!

  • Katrina Riverbark says:

    It saddens me that this man wants to ruin his life by doing foolish thing, I.e drugs, shooting guns, etc. I pray he gets it together before its too late! Break this cycle Jinwright! People like you make our race look bad! The FAMILY is praying for you

  • Creekwood says:

    He high as hell, he in jail like…what did I do!
    Damn bruh!
    Dude this hotta stop this somebody could have seriously been hurt

  • Donald Jr. says:

    Some people can be so mean, tes what he did was wrong and out of line, but please dont bring his family into this…he just needs help! He made avery poor decisions! Pray for him instead of bashing him!

  • guest2014 says:

    What he did isn’t justifiable. He has to suffer the consequences for his actions.It’s time for him to grow up and become a better man for his family and children. The comments about his family and girlfriend is irrelevant. I do know them and all that’s being said is not true. Plus his girlfriend is a damn good woman who works hard to take of hers. Nobody knows but assumptions will be made.
    Jinwright keep your head. Do what you have to do and get out of the PORT!

  • Heimie Schmelter says:

    Ol’ Jinwright here is a career criminal and a serious drug addict, yet he continues to roam the streets doing the same things he’s been doing for years. The courtroom is nothing but a silly joke to him. The judges and the DA’s are just silly little clowns that he laughs at and thinks of when he commits his crimes.
    Here’s a breakdown of his extensive criminal record:

    9 Felony convictions
    8 Misdemeanor convictions
    1 Assault and Battery conviction
    12 Drug related convictions
    3 Carry Concealed Weapon convictions (while he was already a felon!)
    1 DWI conviction

    So here he is doing it all over again. I’ll even wager this handgun was stolen as he can’t legally purchase one. He’ll have another round of chuckles with dessert in the courtroom and will be out and about before we know it. The bottom line is, it doesn’t matter how good of a job the Wilmington or NHC police departments do to rid criminals from society. We have a glorius court system that just dumps them back out on the street like the trash they are! Why does ANYONE wonder why concealed carry permits and LEGAL handgun sales are skyrocketing? Why does anyone wonder why the crime rate is so high downtown? Why does anyone wonder why gun related violence will never get reduced? This is the reason, right here! Criminals like Jinwright and the courts that judge their cases!

  • Eddie says:

    TRASH is what he is

  • tke1 says:

    Now, all you anti-second amendment people. Tell me why you want to punish me, a law abiding gun owner, for this felonious idiot’s actions. That is what the majority of your liberal, anti-gun activists would do with their do-nothing, pretty on paper, politically correct, agenda driven laws. If you want to do something, support a state statute that would add a 10 year active sentence to felons who commit a crime which involves the discharge/display/possession of a firearm, said sentence to be served DAY FOR DAY before any other sentence begins without plea bargaining. Leave the responsible gun owners alone.

  • PublicAvenger says:

    We have hundreds of armed felons, just like him, roaming the streets of Wilmington, and every other city. He won’t even do five days. I know I’m getting old, I knew his dad. Arrrrrrrrrrr


    Gun laws, and felonies, don’t even apply to these monsters. Last nights arrest, to him, would be like a parking ticket, to you or me.

  • guest 1234 says:

    Hey! He was only actively supporting the poor hero of Ferguson MO! Let the man voice his opinion, a black man has a right to shoot his neighbors car in protest of police brutality! Call the NAACP! Call Rev Jesse! Call the race baiter Holder! This is police Gestapo tactics right here in the Port City! Taking a felons gun from him? Seriously??? This has gone too far!

    Scum. Our streets are full of scum. Which ever cop found him first showed great restraint.

  • Justin America says:

    Non of the looters in MO were arrested because once Eric Holder/DOJ became involved he just reclassified them all as undocumented shoppers?

  • RealityBites says:

    Unless you have special insider information, you have no more idea of what went down in Ferguson than the rest of us, and won’t until after an investigation has been completed.

    The cop who found him first did more than just show restraint; the cop showed his professionalism.

    Speaking of race baiting: Your post is about as race baiting as it can get. That makes you as much of a race baiter as the very same people you despise. Smart? I think not.

  • Leah Jameson says:

    At 38, this man needs to really get it together! You would think that he would know better…but drugs will make you do anything! He needs an intervention, and rehab! He could have killed an innocent bystander, or himself,he doesnt care though, too busy doing drugs and talking down on others, his family will bail him out and, the saga continues!But this addict will.never appreciate life…maybe 5 hard years with bring him.back to reality, then again…maybe not, its just another person off the street, thats not contributing to society in a positive way
    R.I.P P for Prison or R.I.P cause someone is going to hurt him….
    Get help Aaron, get off drugs, live right

  • PublicAvenger says:

    And don’t worry about this felony gun charge. (Not that you are.) The court will toss it out. Gun Control, only applies to law abiding citizens. Not drug dealing armed thugs, like you.

  • Vog46 says:

    “That’s where police say they spotted James Aaron Jinwright, Jr., 38, walk from behind a van with a Glock pistol in his hand.”

    Didn’t your Mama tell you that you would go blind from spending too much time with your “glock” in your hands????


  • guesty says:

    It is against the law for a felon to have a gun. I know, we need more laws! That will do the trick.

  • guest 1234 says:

    You might see my post as baiting, I don’t. I see it as “anti-PC”. Is anything posted above incorrect? Nope. Is it wrong to see what is going on as wrong? Nope. You don’t have to agree with it, its is what it is.

  • Eddie says:

    Just from personal experience, the system is soooo screwed up. A cousin of mine has been arrested 94 times in his 50 years on this earth, none of them major crimes but each and everytime he gets slapped on wrist and sent on his way. He has even had a news story in NY done on him and the system. The system is so broken that they continue releasing trash like this guy and sad to say my own family member.

  • PublicAvenger says:

    If a cop ever has to shoot this guy, in self-defense. I can see a thousand of them, racing towards both Wal-Marts, with shopping carts.

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