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Man charged with firing into home

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A Wilson man faces multiple charges after officials say he shot at a group of people inside a Dewey Street home Monday afternoon. No one was injured.

Police responded to the 300 block of Dewey Street at 1:42 p.m. regarding a shooting. When police arrived on scene, they spoke with several people at the home who said 30-year-old Travis A. Melvin drove by the home and started shooting at them, according to Sgt. Steve Stroud.

Several people who were at the home identified Melvin as the shooter, police said. Officers obtained a warrant for Melvin’s arrest.

Police located Melvin, who was also wanted on outstanding warrants. During his arrest, police seized a small amount of cocaine and marijuana, Stroud said.

Melvin is charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, possession of a firearm by a felon, felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Melvin, of 309 Broad St. Apt. 311, received a $53,000 secured bond.

Police ask anyone with information regarding this case to call the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.

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