Attempted murder suspect busted again in Kinston

KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) – A Kinston man out on bond for an attempted murder charge is back behind bars, this time on drug and weapons charges.

Kinston police said their Violent Criminal Action Team has been conducting an investigation into illegal weapons and narcotics distribution by Shelton Mason.

SWAT teams from Kinston and the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office raided the man’s home on Marcella Drive.

Inside they found two firearms, marijuana, and various amounts of drug paraphernalia.

The 31-year-old Mason was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, and felony maintaining a dwelling for distribution of a controlled substance.

Police say the man was out on bond and under electronic monitoring for an attempted murder charge that stemmed from the October 2020 shooting of a man on Dixon Street.

Mason was jailed on a $125,000 bond for today’s charges.

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