Wednesday, 06 December 2017 05:05

Burke Man Receives Minimum 13 Year Sentence For Attempted Murder, Weapon Possession

Jimmy Daniel Raybon Jimmy Daniel Raybon Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff's Office

31-year-old Jimmy Daniel Raybon of Connelly Springs will spend at least 13 years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted first-degree murder and possession of firearm by a convicted felon during Catawba County Superior Court on Tuesday (December 5).

The Honorable Julia Lynn Gullett, Superior Court Judge from Iredell County, sentenced Raybon to a prison term of 13 to 17 years. He will serve that sentence in custody of the North Carolina Division of Adult Corrections.

Officers from Hickory Police Department responded in May 2016 to a report of shots fired at a convenience store on Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard in Hickory. Three people were in a car sitting at the gas pumps that were approached by the defendant. After a brief verbal exchange between Raybon and the driver, the defendant pulled out a shotgun and fired a round into the driver’s side window of the vehicle.

Raybon previously was convicted of common law robbery in Alexander County in June 2008, leading to the charge of possession of a firearm by felon. The Hickory Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division handled the case. Assistant District Attorney Kyle Smith prosecuted the matter on behalf of the State.

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