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Woman pleads guilty to reduced charges

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A Wilson woman has pleaded guilty to reduced charges in Wilson County District Court in connection with a May 23 shooting into a home.

Deshawnda Laney McNair, 26, was initially charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder after police alleged she shot into a home at 1011 Lincoln St. E. in Wilson. Chardonnay Rhodes and Alexander Mobley were inside the home.

Prosecutors dismissed the attempted murder charges after the victim recanted her statement and was no longer cooperative with detectives, according to court records.

McNair pleaded guilty Monday to assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of causing injury to property.

District Court Judge Wayne Boyette sentenced McNair to 150 days in jail. The sentence was suspended for three years. McNair was given credit for 47 days spent in jail awaiting judgment.

McNair was ordered to pay $1,245 in court costs, fines and attorney fees.

As a condition of the judgment, McNair was ordered not to possess a firearm in her home and not to assault, threaten, harass, be in the presence of or communicate with Chardonnay Rhodes or Alexander Mobley. McNair must submit to house arrest with electronic monitoring for four months except for the purpose of employment or any treatment or counseling required by her probation officer, court records state. She must provide proof of employment to the probation officer.

As as result of McNair’s guilty plea, the state dismissed a charge of felony possession of a firearm by a felon stemming from the May 23 incident.

McNair has a prior conviction of attempted manslaughter in 2012.

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