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Sheriff: Mooresville man sought for firing a weapon during dispute

Sheriff: Mooresville man sought for firing a weapon during dispute

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A Mooresville man is wanted for firing a weapon at another man during a dispute, Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell stated in a news release.

John Dexter Wines, 28, of Mount Ulla Highway, is being sought on charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Both are felony charges.

Campbell said deputies answered a call Friday in the 1000 block of Mount Ulla Highway. The call concerned shots being fired in the area.

As they responded to the scene, additional information was relayed about Wines stating that he had driven away from the area in a gray 1987 Buick Regal with a Pennsylvania license plate, Campbell stated.

Deputies and detectives arrived and interviewed a witness and the victim. The victim told deputies an argument began in the yard and continued in the garage. During the argument, Campbell said, Wines pulled a black pistol from his pants pocket and pulled back the slide, ejecting a live round onto the ground. The victim said Wines then pointed the pistol at the victim and fired one round toward the victim’s head. The bullet struck the wall behind where the victim had been standing, Campbell said.

An arrest warrant for the assault charge was obtained and deputies learned Wines is a convicted felon, which means he is legally prohibited from possessing a firearm, Campbell said.

Wines is currently on supervised probation through the N.C. Department of Public Safety and has four pending charges in Iredell County for misdemeanor probation violation.

Wines’ criminal history includes felony second-degree kidnapping, serious injury by vehicle and assault by strangulation, misdemeanor larceny, possession of Schedule III and possession of drug paraphernalia charges and several driving offenses.

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