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Man shot in the arm, charged for having weapon of mass destruction

Sylas Pipkin Dobyns (Source: NHC Jail) Sylas Pipkin Dobyns (Source: NHC Jail)

A man who was shot in the arm Wednesday night was also arrested and charged for possession of a weapon of mass destruction.

According to the Wilmington Police Department, Sylas Pipkin Dobyns, 25, told police he walked outside his home around 11:30 p.m. and saw several men across the street.

He says one of the men wanted him to approach the group, but he refused and multiple shots were fired. Dobyns was hit by a bullet in the arm.

Police took Dobyns to his home so he could lock up before going to the hospital.

While they were at the home, officers found two bottles in clear sight that appeared to be Molotov cocktails, a bottle containing flammable liquid with a cloth rag secured around the mouth. One was on the porch and the other was inside the home.

The fire department was called to help dispose of the Molotov cocktails.

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