Shot fired into home leads to attempted murder charge

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Authorities charged an East Spencer man Thursday with attempted first-degree murder related to a shooting incident Oct. 12 at a home on Hawkinstown Road.
Charged is Kareem Jamal Horton, 26, of 203 Andrews St., East Spencer. He also is accused of discharging a weapon into an occupied property and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Reports at the Rowan County Magistrate’s Office said Horton tried to kill Toroqua Correll Oct. 12 when he shot into a home at 512 Hawkinstown Road occupied by Toroqua, Robert and Dara Correll.
He discharged a .22-caliber rifle, reports said.
Horton had previously been convicted in Rowan County Superior Court of first-degree burglary, committed April 29, 1999. He was sentenced in that crime to 41 months in prison.
G.S. Henline of the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office investigated the Oct. 12 incident.
Horton’s bond was set at $125,000, and his first appearance in court is Monday.