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Man Pleads Guilty To Malicious Wounding Charge

Reported: Mar. 10, 2014 10:17 AM EDT
Updated: Mar. 10, 2014 12:52 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Bob Aaron, Jeff Morris) -- A man pleaded guilty on Monday to a malicious wounding charge.

Terrance Blanks of Institute pleaded guilty in Kanawha County Circuit Court. Blanks is accused of shooting a man in St. Albans multiple times through an apartment window.

St. Albans police said the April 2013 incident began as a parking lot argument over a gun that allegedly had been stolen, and the dispute escalated into a shooting on Kanawha Court. The victim, Jerome Lee James III of Dunbar, retreated into a friend's apartment and was shot through the window. He was then rushed to the hospital.

Blanks faces a possible two to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced May 1.



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