A northwest Gainesville apartment renter got a surprise in his backyard Wednesday; federal agents arresting a man wanted for attempted murder.
Marshals found a loaded rifle with a scope, 100 grams of crack cocaine and Roderick Wims, 30.
According to police, Wims is the suspect in the October shooting of James Ross, 26, who survived the incident at the VIllage Green apartment complex.
"He appeared to be in the bathroom, we assume because we found a bunch of marijuana floating in the commode, flushing stuff down the commode, he came out, after being ordered to come out, without incident," said Sgt. Ray Barber.
According to police, Wims' cousin was the renter of the house where he was staying.
Police have not arrested the cousin, that may change as their investigation moves forward.
So far, Wims is charged with attempted murder, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
He had been released from federal prison early this year after serving time for aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of cocaine.
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