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Vance teen charged with firing pellet gun at cars

Posted October 13, 2014

— A Vance County man was arrested Monday morning after sheriff's deputies tied him to a series of pellets shot at passing cars on Jacksontown Road.

Sheriff Peter White said Jose A. Hernandez, 17, faces 16 counts of injury to personal property and could see charges added to his docket.

Hernandez fired sporadically on cars from about 2:30 Sunday afternoon until 9 p.m., White said, hitting 16 of them, including a sheriff's office vehicle.


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  • SAY 'WHAT" ONE MORE TIME! Oct 14, 2014

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    So then, by that statement would you consider all criminals good NRA candidates? How about Lawrence Lovette? Demario Atwater? James Holmes? You're so quick to include/blame the NRA for all violence associated with guns. Figures, though. You're not deep enough to understand that voilence with guns is a side effect of poor parenting, lack of personal responsibility, and inadequate enforcement of the law. So it goes on. You want em, and they'll never give them to you, nor will they be made to. So we're left to argue whether the chicken or the egg came first for eternity

  • Jon Brabender Oct 14, 2014
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    Funny how unrelated, uninformed comments like Hans gets posted, but relevant comments that I make are often dumped by the moderators...well done on fulfilling your obligation as a news source.

  • Linda Kerns Kellogg Oct 14, 2014
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    I would suggest this teen needs a mental health evaluation for his safety and others. This doesn't sounds like normal behavior to me; that's a very long time for him to have been out there doing that. This could have had tragic results.

  • A cold, hard dose of Hans Oct 14, 2014

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    Yep. Future concealed carrier, I'm sure.

  • gotnoid Oct 14, 2014

    How would this go on from 2:30 to 9:00 Pm and no one stopped it??

  • silvfx Oct 14, 2014

    I sense this young man will do well in the NRA

  • miseem Oct 13, 2014

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    Could be the seriousness of the shootings. Details on the NC State players is scant, but I don't see anything hinting that they were shooting a pellet gun (the article on the players states a BB gun, a big difference) at cars driving down the road, hitting 16 of them. If the players were shooting at cars with a pellet gun, they do deserve the same treatment. If they were using bb guns instead of paint ball guns to shoot at each other, let's be fair and use an appropriate punishment. By the way, I am not by any means a NC State fan.

  • LetsBeFair Oct 13, 2014

    that's too bad ... especially when the same rules do not apply to 7 NC State football players. they just get their ball taken away.