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NC State guard Henderson arrested following pellet gun incident

Posted January 6, 2015

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— North Carolina State University men's basketball player Terry Henderson was arrested by Raleigh police Monday on gun charges related to an incident involving a pellet gun.

Henderson, who transferred to NC State from West Virginia University, is charged with carrying a concealed weapon and discharging a firearm in the Raleigh city limits.

He was arrested at about 1 a.m. in the 7700 block of Crocker Drive. Raleigh police said Henderson and another man, Shawn Jerome Dunn, fired an air-powered gun at a person's vehicle. The vehicle sustained pellet strikes, and Raleigh police said one of the suspects knew the victim.

Dunn was charged with injury to personal property and discharging a firearm in Raleigh.

NC State associated athletics director for communications and marketing Fred Demarest released a statement on the arrest.

“Terry made us aware early yesterday morning of his arrest related to his use of an air pistol. We will await the forthcoming court proceedings before commenting further," the statement said.

Henderson is sitting out the 2014-15 season and will be eligible to compete for the Wolfpack in 2015-16.


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  • ABCers burning jerseys Jan 7, 2015

    What's going on at state with all these bb guns. It's really no big deal. I mean it's not like he got a speeding ticket, a driving without a license, or parking ticket. We make mistakes, give the kid a break.

  • Boxtruck Charlie Rides Again Jan 7, 2015

    It is not far fetched to believe if he was willing to shot a pellet gun at someone, he would also be willing to shoot a .22, .38, or .45 or some other firearm at someone. Obviously in his case athletic ability has nothing to do with his common sense or understanding or of lawful behavior. Though it probably was not the best shot he ever took for State it most likely is the last one he took.

  • jjackflash Jan 7, 2015

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    -- Shadrach says "Howdee!"

  • moomoo Jan 7, 2015

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    Good point--people have died in Florida and Oklahoma w/in the past year due to being struck by a pellet from a BB gun.

  • baldchip Jan 7, 2015

    I'll bet he never plays for NC State. Let's hope not anyway. Character matters!!!

  • Darin Curtis Jan 7, 2015
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    "Lets hang this kid on the cross for his transgressions right now!!!" What is up with everyone wanting to throw a college kid away b/c he does something stupid. Back when I was in the Army when you made a mistake you paid for it b/c you embarrassed the platoon but we didn't kick people out of the Army for stupid mistakes. I can see kicking him off the team if he was running a meth lab or something like that. No a smart move by the kid so teach him a lesson. You can't make him do extra work b/c of the NCAA practice limitations I'm suspecting so don't let him dress out for games for a stretch and don't let him travel with the team. Teach the kid a lesson. Not throw him away.

  • moomoo Jan 7, 2015

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    Also, the pellet from a BB gun can kill a person. Ask the parents of the young boy who was accidently shot in Florida last year. I would not be so quick to be dismissive of a situation.

  • WPIDH4Prez Jan 7, 2015

    I've heard where a pellet from those guns can even BREAK THE SKIN!!!

    Oh, the horror!!!

    Whatever shall we do....


  • jmcdow2792 Jan 6, 2015

    The Pack does not need this. I hope Gott views this as a recruiting opportunity. For this to happen after all the publicity on BB/air guns is unacceptable.

  • LuvsThePack Jan 6, 2015

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    Your own Roy Williams made a comment about shooting State fans with his BB gun.

    What say you about THEM apples?