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Police: Woman fired shots into home

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A Wilson woman has been charged with two counts of attempted murder after police say she sprayed a house with gunfire while people were inside.

Wilson police were called to the 1000 block of Lincoln Street SE around 7:09 a.m. Thursday to a report of shots fired into an occupied dwelling.

Police spokesman Sgt. Steve Stroud said officers spoke to 19-year-old Chardonnay U. Rhodes of Wilson, who told police that 26-year-old Deshawnda Laney McNair of 1105 Lincoln St. had shot into the Rhodes home with an unknown type of firearm.

Stroud said McNair was found nearby and had physical injuries from damaging the home. Officers found evidence that gunfire had struck the house.

McNair was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. She was jailed under a $1 million bond.

McNair was convicted of involuntary attempted manslaughter on Sept. 9, 2014 in Wilson stemming from an April 23, 2012 case. She served three months of a 10-month sentence in state prison before being released May 31, 2016.

McNair has pending charges of speeding, felony fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, reckless driving to endanger and failure to heed a light and siren in Greene County. She also has pending charges of speeding and reckless driving with wanton disregard in Wayne County.

The Wilson Police Department is asking anyone with information about the case to call 252-399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.

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