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Poker Player Convicted Of Shooting Man Over $5 Hand

North Carolina Man Sentenced To 40 to 60 Months In Prison


A North Carolina man has been convicted of shooting another man over a $5 hand of poker.

Prentice Reaves was sentenced to 40 to 60 months in the N.C. Department of Corrections after being convicted last week in Columbus County Superior Court, according to the Port City Daily.

Reaves, who is a resident of Tabor City, was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury by a Columbus County jury. The victim survived the gunshot wound.

The incident occurred on Jan. 5, 2013 at Mary’s Arcade in Tabor City, according to a press release from District Attorney Jon David’s office.

The release also states that Reaves and the victim were playing cards when a verbal altercation developed over a $5 hand of poker:

“During the trial, evidence showed that during the argument Reaves pulled out a handgun and shot the victim once in the abdomen before fleeing the scene,” the release states. “The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital where he underwent surgery and was hospitalized as a result of the injuries sustained from the gunshot.”