Man arrested in connection to Hoke County shooting

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RAEFORD — One individual was arrested and charged in connection to a shooting in Hoke County last week. According to deputies, the incident took place on Greentree Drive in Raeford on July 31. A victim was harmed in the shooting but was ultimately taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

During the investigation, Joe L. Nelson was detained as a suspect. He has since been charged with a felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. He was held on a $50,000 secured bond, according to deputies. If you have any information about the incident, please contact Detective McBryde at (910) 875-5111.

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