WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A young man Police Chief Ralph Evangelous calls "one of the worst offenders in the Wilmington area" was in court Tuesday for probation violation charges.
A judge ruled Tuesday Rashaun Herbert James Hines, 19, violated his probation twice in August.
The first count stems from violating his 7:00 p.m. curfew on August 7.
The second count is the result of being convicted in court August 21 of resisting a public officer. Hines was found guilty of resisting a public officer June 20 and "running away from a homicide crime scene after hiding."
Hines said Tuesday he was in the area and heard shots fired, so he hid. He claims he wasn't hiding from anyone in the bushes, just from the gunshots. Hines said he ran out of his shoes and didn't hear officers telling him to stop.
Hines was ordered to serve six to eight months in jail on each of the two counts consecutively.