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Lenoir man charged in shooting

Christopher Bernard Cabinet

LENOIR, NC (July 22, 2019) — On July 22, 2019 at approximately 11:04am the Lenoir Police Department received a report of a possible shooting in the area of 309 North Main Street, Lenoir 28645. Upon arriving on scene officers found the victim, Typhin Korrell Miles, 30 years of age, of Wilson Street in Lenoir, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to one of his legs.

Miles was transported to Caldwell Memorial Hospital, and later flown to Carolina’s Medical Center in Charlotte with serious injuries.

Based on witness statements gathered at the scene a suspect was developed. Christopher Bernard Cabinet, 30 years of age, of Nuway Circle in Lenoir was taken to the Lenoir Police Department and questioned in reference to the shooting. Cabinet was then taken to the Magistrate’s office where he was charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury as well as Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon. He was placed in the Caldwell County Jail under a $500,000.00 secured bond. His first appearance is scheduled for Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in District Court.

Based on the initial investigation the Lenoir Police Department believes the suspect and the victim know each other, and this is an isolated incident. The investigation is ongoing and no other information is available for release at this time.

Anyone with information relating to this or any other crime is asked to contact the Lenoir/Caldwell County Crime Stoppers at 758-8300 or the Lenoir Police Department at 757-2100.