NC man sentenced to up to 7 years for gang-related shooting

Meredith Jaquan Cromartie (Source: U.S. Marshals)

ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (WECT) – A 25-year-old man was sentenced to five to seven years in the North Carolina Department of Adult Correction Monday for his role in a gang-related shooting in January.

According to the Bladen County District Attorney’s Office, Meredith Cromartie of Elizabethtown pleaded guilty to discharging a weapon into a moving vehicle and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Officers with the Elizabethtown Police Department responded to Martin Luther King Drive and Gill Street in reference to a shots fired call on Jan. 18.

Witnesses said Cromartie pulled out a handgun and shot a vehicle traveling through town. Further investigation revealed he had an ongoing feud with a person in the vehicle.

Officers found shell casings in the street and a bullet hole in the vehicle. No one was injured in the shooting.

US Marshals arrested Cromartie at a convenience store in Fayetteville on Feb. 10. As a result of the plea, five counts of attempted murder were dismissed.

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