Date/Time of Offense: Monday, November 8, 2021.
Offense(s)/Charge(s): Two counts of Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill.
Felony Discharging Weapon into a Moving Vehicle
Location of Incident: Interstate 77 South near Exit 31.
Suspect(s): Mark Wayne Baucom, 50 Years Old
164 South Haven Drive
Mooresville, North Carolina 28117
Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Monday, November 8, 2021, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received information about a shooting which had occurred in the area of Exit 31 South on Interstate 77. The information also stated a victim had been shot in the face.
Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Investigator K. Sherard arrived on scene. He located the victim sitting in his vehicle with a gunshot wound to the face. There was also a juvenile in the vehicle who was not injured. The victim was stabilized by Iredell County EMS, then transported to a trauma center in Charlotte for additional medical treatment.
Additional information was quickly gathered stating the suspect’s vehicle was at a Shell gas station nearby. Deputy J. Kerhoulas went to the gas station, where he located the suspect vehicle, and the driver, Mark Wayne Baucom.
Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigators, along with Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene to initiate the investigation. Inside the suspect’s vehicle, a Glock 9 millimeter pistol was located along with several spent shell casings.
After interviewing numerous witnesses, and processing the victim’s vehicle, and the suspects’ vehicles for evidence, Iredell County Sheriff’s Investigators were able to obtain two Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill warrants, and a Felony Discharging a Weapon into a Moving Vehicle warrant for Mark Wayne Baucom.
Baucom was taken to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was served with the warrants. He then appeared before Magistrate T. Thompson who issued a 250,000.00 dollar secured bond. The investigation is still under investigation and additional charges may be issued.