Wilmington man pleads guilty in 2020 shooting
By WECT Staff | March 25, 2021 at 9:02 AM EDT – Updated March 25 at 12:56 PM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – A man was sentenced to 20-36 months in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty in connection to a shooting last year in Wilmington.
Courtney Antwain McNeil, 20, pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and felony carrying a concealed gun.
“During the stop, police discovered a pound of marijuana and a firearm, and the vehicle’s other two occupants (McNeil’s brothers) were arrested on related charges,” the WPD said in a news release.
At the time of his arrest, McNeil was charged with:
- Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell, or Distribute Marijuana
- Felony Carrying Concealed Weapon – Gun
- First Degree Attempted Murder
- Assault with a Deadly Weapon Intent to Kill
In October 2019, Courtney McNeil was arrested for the shooting of a 14-year-old in the Houston Moore community. Police say those charges were dropped due to a lack of cooperation from the victim.
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