Man arrested and charged with attempted murder

An Iron Station man has been arrested in connection with a Saturday night shooting (Lincoln County Sheriff).

A man has been arrested for his involvement in a shooting that took place on Saturday night, police say.

33-year-old Jonathan Blanton of Iron Station is accused of firing shots into an occupied vehicle near Highway 27.

Officers responded to reports of a man who had been shot. The victim, Bobby Holmes of Asheville, was operating a vehicle in the driveway of the suspects home, according to reports.

It is unclear if the two are acquaintences.

Holmes was transported to Caromont Medical Center and remains there for treatment on the gunshot wound. He is in stable condition.

Blanton is charged with assault of a deadly weapon and intent to kill.