Deputies: S.C. man fired handgun into the air

First Posted: 3:41 am - December 8th, 2015

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WADESBORO, N.C. — Deputies charged two South Carolina residents last week after one of them allegedly terrorized Anson County residents by firing a handgun into the air with the other’s help.

Ray Collins, 27, of Greenville, S.C. took a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson firearm and fired repeatedly from the passenger side of a car on Dec. 3, shooting into the air near a home on Cason Old Field Road near Wadesboro, North Carolina, according to arrest warrants.

Collins, a felon, was allegedly riding in a vehicle owned by Judy Renea Bivins, 35, of Pageland.

Collins was charged with going armed to the terror of the public and felony possession of firearm by a felon. He is scheduled to appear in the Anson County Courthouse on Dec. 15.

He is being held in the Anson County Jail under a combined $501,000 secured bond.

According to the warrant, Collins was convicted of felony conspiracy to sell or deliver crack cocaine on Nov. 6, 2014 in Florence for a 2009 offense. He was sentenced to 57 months in prison and 60 months of supervised probation.

Bivins was charged with being an accessory after the fact. She is being held in the Anson County Jail under a $2,500 secured bond and has a court date set for Dec. 15.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.



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