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Charlotte man convicted of shooting into house

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Borders

Borders

Howard Lee Borders of Charlotte was convicted this week in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court of felony discharging a weapon into occupied property.

According to a press release from Rowan District Attorney Brandy Cook’s office, Judge Anna Mills Wagoner sentenced Borders to an active prison sentence of a minimum of 16 months to a maximum of 32 months.

In December 2015, officers with the Salisbury Police Department responded to the intersection of East Horah and South Lee streets in reference to multiple shots being fired in the area. A witness stated that her residence, located on East Horah Street, had been shot.

The witness stated she and her children were inside the residence and a white car occupied by two black males began shooting at her residence. During the investigation, detectives received additional information and as a result, witnesses positively identified Borders through a photo lineup. Borders was previously convicted of misdemeanor assault on a government official, among other convictions.

Cook said she appreciated the work of Assistant District Attorneys Paxton Butler and Jennifer Suneson, the investigating law enforcement agencies, and the cooperation of witnesses to ensure the defendants were held accountable for their criminal conduct.

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