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For the third time since his girlfriend was shot overnight Sunday, Rashaun Jones appeared in a Lancaster County courtroom Friday and was apprised of new accusations police have leveled against him.

Lincoln police have not publicly accused anyone of shooting 25-year-old Davonnis Wilkinson at her northwest Lincoln town house. She remained in a local hospital Friday with life-threatening injuries.

But police have arrested Jones, the 27-year-old father of her five children, three times: first for allegedly punching Wilkinson earlier Sunday, a second time in connection with marijuana police found inside the town house, and lastly for allegedly threatening her with a gun a month earlier.

Jones shook his head as prosecutors informed him he's charged with terroristic threats and use of a weapon to commit a felony for the incident they allege occurred between Aug. 11 and Aug. 19.

"You said in August?" Jones asked the prosecutor.

Sunday, Jones and Wilkinson, along with three of their children, were in the town house at Fairfield West Apartments, near Third and Fairfield streets, when Wilkinson was shot just before midnight, according to police. 

That shooting remained under investigation Friday, police spokeswoman Officer Angela Sands said. "We're still looking at all options."

She said police first learned Tuesday of an incident between Wilkinson and Jones that happened approximately Aug. 11, when Jones accused Wilkinson of being unfaithful and pointed a gun at her.

Several witnesses saw Jones threaten Wilkinson, Sands said. 

If convicted of both charges in the threats case, Jones would face a minimum of five years in prison.

He remained in the Lancaster County jail on a combined $120,000 bond. 

Lancaster County Judge Matt Acton has appointed the Public Defender's Office to represent him.

He's pleaded not guilty to a third-degree domestic assault charge, which is a misdemeanor. In that case, police allege he punched Wilkinson in the face hours before the shooting. 

A witness informed investigators about the alleged assault while they were asking if people in the neighborhood had heard or seen anything in connection with the shooting. 

Police later searched the town house and found 2.5 ounces of marijuana, digital scales and over $500 cash they allege belonged to Jones.

He's facing a possession with intent to deliver charge in that case.

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Riley Johnson reports on breaking news and public safety issues in Lincoln and southeast Nebraska.

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