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Judge sentences admitted Robeson County gang member connected to birthday party shooting

Jonathan Clark
Jonathan Clark((Source: Robeson County Sheriff's Office))
Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 10:44 PM EDT
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NEW BERN, N.C. (WMBF) – A Maxton man will spend nearly a year in prison following a shooting at a birthday party.

Jonathan Clark, 28, pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

On Tuesday, a judge sentenced Clark to 11 months in prison and five years of supervised release for unlawfully possessing a firearm.

He was arrested after a deadly shooting at a birthday party in July 2019 in Red Springs.

Zaebrian Locklear was arrested and charged with the shooting death of John Campbell III at the party.

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While processing the crime scene, officers said they found shell casings that matched a Draco AK-47 style gun that Clark possessed.

Authorities interviewed Clark who admitted to having the gun and shooting it in the air during a fight at the party.

Clark also admitted to being a gang member and associated with the Folk Nation. He also told officers he was a convicted felon and had served multiple years in prison.

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