ROCKINGHAM — Corey Antwan Womble will spend Thanksgiving this year — and for most of the next three decades — in a state prison.
Womble, 38, of Hamlet, was convicted by a jury Nov. 15 on four felony charges — attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, possession of a firearm by a felon and being an armed habitual felon — in connection to a 2021 shooting.
The jury found Womble guilty of shooting Victor T. Lindsey in a Rockingham gas station parking lot on Aug. 17, 2021.
Court documents show Womble was sentenced to a minimum of eight years and four months and maximum of 11 years on the firearm and habitual felon charges; and a minimum of 18 years and four months and maximum of 23 years for attempted murder.
The sentences will be served consecutively.
Womble is scheduled to appear in court Thursday, Nov. 17 on a charge of intimidating a witness.
Court documents allege that Womble told Lindsey’s family members that anyone who testified at his trial was “going to die.”
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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show Womble was first convicted in 2000 of breaking and entering, larceny and possessing stolen goods.His probation was revoked four months later, resulting in a three-month incarceration.
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 state conviction was in 2009 on a misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance.
Court documents show Womble was sentenced to federal prison in 2013 following a conviction of possession of a firearm by a felon and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Federal records show he was released Nov. 2, 2015.