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Prentice Reaves

COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina man has been convicted of shooting a man over a $5 hand of poker.

The Port City Daily reported that Prentice Reaves was sentenced to 40 to 60 months in prison after being convicted Tuesday in Columbus County Superior Court.

The Tabor City resident was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury by a Columbus County jury, according to the paper.

Officials said the shooting happened Jan. 5 of last year at Mary’s Arcade in Tabor City.

Reaves and the victim were playing poker and a dispute started over a $5 hand of poker, according to officials.

Reaves pulled out a handgun, shot the victim once in the abdomen and then fled the scene, according to authorities. The victim was injured and taken to a hospital.


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