Judge gives one of Wilmington's 'worst offenders' jail time for probation violation

Rashawn Hines (Source: NHC Jail)
Rashawn Hines (Source: NHC Jail)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A man Police Chief Ralph Evangelous calls "one of the worst offenders in the Wilmington area" will be behind bars after a judge ordered him to serve time for violating probation.

That judge ruled Tuesday that Rashaun Herbert James Hines, 19, violated his probation by missing a curfew.

Hines will now serve six to eight months in jail on each of two counts, back-to-back.

Hines was also convicted in court Aug. 21 of resisting a public officer June 20 and "running away from a homicide crime scene after hiding."

Hines said he was in the area and heard the shots fired, so he hid. He says he wasn't hiding from anyone in the bushes; he was just hiding. He said he ran out of his shoes, and didn't hear offices telling him to stop.

He was sentenced to 12 months of supervised probation and 30 days of suspended jail time for that conviction. He will also be required to pay a $100 fine and court costs.

Jeffrey Henry, 17, was found dead June 20 in front of a home on South Sixth Street just after 1:30 a.m. It appeared he had died from a gunshot wound.

Days earlier, the house where court documents show Hines was living was shot at on two separate occasions in the same weekend.

Criminal records show Hines has been convicted in New Hanover County of common law robbery and drug-related offenses.

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