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Man charged, released in fatal Fayetteville shooting

Posted March 17

David Soles, of the 600 block of Farrell Avenue, surrendered at the Cumberland County Detention Center, accompanied by his attorney.
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— A 49-year old man surrendered to police Thursday in connection with a Monday shooting in Fayetteville that left one dead and another injured.

David Soles, of the 600 block of Farrell Avenue, surrendered at the Cumberland County Detention Center, accompanied by his attorney.

Soles was charged with second-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon and appeared before a magistrate, who set his bond at $25,000.

Soles was released on bond Thursday evening.

Detectives said Henry Mert Porter, 66, and Henry Mert Porter Jr., 40, both of Fayetteville, were shot during an argument with David Soles, 49, also of Fayetteville. Henry Mert Porter died from his injuries, police said. Henry Mert Porter Jr. was being treated for his injuries at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center on Tuesday around 10:30 a.m.

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  • Johnathan Gault Mar 18, 2016
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    Hmm, I have seen bonds higher for misdemeanors. There most be some mitigating circumstances we are unaware of. He did turn himself in. It appears this was an argument that "went south." He will plea it down to voluntary or involuntary manslaughter.

  • Geneva Smith Mar 18, 2016
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    wow, he's out on bond.