Elizabethtown man pleads guilty in gang shooting

ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WWAY) – A convicted felon is going back to prison.

25-year-old Meredith Cromartie pleaded guilty in Bladen County Superior Court to charges of Discharging a Weapon into a Moving Vehicle and Possession of Firearm by Felon.   On January 18, officers from the Elizabethtown Police Department responded to a shooting near Martin Luther King Drive and Gill Street.

Witnesses told police that a shooter wearing a gray hoodie and blue jeans fired shots at a vehicle traveling through the town.

Although no one got hurt, officers found shell casings in the street and a bullet hole in a passenger vehicle that had been traveling through town.

Witnesses identified Cromartie as the shooter.

Officers later discovered that Cromartie had an ongoing feud with one of the people in the vehicle.  Cromartie was later arrested.

A judge sentenced Cromartie to up to 7 years behind bars.

Cromartie’s prior felony convictions include Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury and Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance.

Categories: Bladen, Local

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