Formal charges were filed Wednesday afternoon against a Pine Bluff man accused in the shooting death of another man, and the wounding of a second in October.

Formal charges were filed Wednesday afternoon against a Pine Bluff man accused in the shooting death of another man, and the wounding of a second in October.

Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter charged Xavier Thomas, 21, who is currently on parole, with one count of first-degree murder, one count of attempted first-degree murder, and with being a felon in possession of a firearm because of the previous conviction.

Thomas is charged in the Oct. 25, 2011, death of Henry Paul Fells Jr., 23, and the wounding of Tristan Hunter, 18, both of Pine Bluff.

Fells was found in the front door of a house in the 3300 block of Palm Street at about 9:05 p.m., and taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead by a doctor in the emergency room. The cause of death was listed as a gunshot wound to the face. Hunter was also taken to JRMC where he was treated for his injuries and has since been released.

During a court hearing for Thomas Dec. 14, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said when police arrived in the area after responding to a reported prowler call, they found Hunter who yelled that he had been shot, and said his friend (Fells) had also been shot.

Kizer said Hunter described a possible suspect and also told police Fells had received a call from that person on his cell phone and the number would still be there.

Using that number, as well as other information, police were able to identify Thomas as a possible suspect and put together a photo lineup which they showed Hunter on Dec. 12. Hunter reportedly identified Thomas as the shooter.

During the court hearing, Kizer said Thomas is on parole after being convicted of two counts of residential burglary and two counts of theft of property in Desha County, and has pending charges of terroristic act, two counts of residential burglary and two counts of theft of property from Lincoln County.

Bond for Thomas was set at $250,000 cash only and the case was assigned to 5th Division Circuit Judge Jodi Raines Dennis.

Thomas was also ordered to have no contact with Hunter until the case is settled.