Bolden sentenced to 5+ years behind bars

Published 4:36 pm Friday, October 1, 2021

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WILMINGTON – A Rich Square man was sentenced here to 63 months in prison for felon in possession of ammunition.

Rasean Bolden pled guilty to the charge earlier this year.

According to court documents and other information presented in court, Bolden, 39, got into a verbal altercation with two men in the area of NC 308 and US 258 in Rich Square. Deputies from the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the area following a report that one of the men had been shot and beaten. Deputies located the victim who had injuries to his head and jaw and was transported by emergency services to a local hospital where he survived. Deputies also recovered spent shell casings in the area where the shooting occurred.

Bolden has several felony drug convictions and was a prior target of the Down East Drug Task Force for drug distribution in Northampton County. He also has a prior conviction for conspiracy to commit robbery and many misdemeanor convictions.

G. Norman Acker, III, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, made the announcement after sentencing by Chief U.S. District Judge Richard E. Myers II.

The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. Dodson prosecuted the case.