The New Hanover County Sheriff's Department is looking for a man involved in a shooting and who has a history of breaking the law. Officials say Ricardo Montez Thomas shot a woman in the leg and then stole her car.
Tonight, deputies are hoping to put him back in jail. His last arrest was in July for assault on a female. Ricardo Montez Thomas has been in and out of jail in the past but tonight he's wanted for far more serious charges. Including attempted first degree murder and kidnapping.
Tonight, deputies are looking for Thomas after they say he shot the mother of his child and held the two hostage. Investigators were called to a house on Little Creek Road around four-o'clock this afternoon. Neighbors say they found twenty-three-year old Myoshia Pridgen screaming hysterically in her backyard. Pridgen had been shot in the leg, duct-taped and stuffed in a closet with her two-year-old daughter, Zaria in the house.