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Bladenboro man sentenced for shooting into apartment

A Bladenboro man was sentenced to between 48 and 70 months in state custody Tuesday after pleading guilty to discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling.

Teonte L. Ray, 30, made the plea during a session of Bladen County Superior Court.

According to the Bladen County District Attorney’s office, the case stemmed when Bladenboro police officers were called to Village Oak Apartments for shots fire on Feb. 18, 2017. Officers learned that two people were inside one of the apartments when they heard gunshots and saw a bullet penetrate a screen door and wall inside the residence.

Another person at the complex identified Ray as firing a handgun in the direction of the apartment, then fleeing on foot. No one was injured in the incident.

Although officers weren’t able to locate Ray immediately, warrants were issued for Ray’s arrest uon completion of the investigation.

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