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Rockingham police charge attempted murder defendant with intimidating witness

Corey Antwan Womble was convicted of attempted murder and three other felony charges related to a shooting last summer.

ROCKINGHAM — A man awaiting trial for allegedly trying to kill someone several years back is now facing a new charge.

The Rockingham Police Department recently charged 38-year-old Corey Antwan Womble with intimidating a witness.

Womble was charged with attempted first-degree murder in 2019.

He is currently being held in the Richmond County Jail under a combined $1 million secured bond — $500,000 on the attempted murder charge and $500,000 in the intimidation charge.

Jail records show he was booked at 11:48 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7.

Online records show Womble was scheduled to appear in superior court Monday on the attempted murder charge, as well as a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury from 2021; and charges of possession of a firearm by a felon and being an armed habitual felon from earlier this year.

Womble’s court date for the intimidation charge is scheduled for Nov. 17.

Online court records show Womble also has several pending traffic infractions including driving while impaired and reckless driving, with an appearance slated for Nov. 9.

Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Womble was first convicted in 2000 of breaking and entering, larceny and possessing stolen goods.His probation was revoked four months later, resulting in a three-month incarceration.

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In 2004, Womble was convicted on two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, serving three years and four months behind bars.

Womble’s most recent conviction was in 2009 on a misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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