LUMBERTON — A Knightdale man will serve as much as 25 years in prison for the shooting death of a 26-year-old Lumberton man and other violent crimes, according to Robeson County District Attorney Johnson Britt.
Dennis Ramsey, 22, of 1213 Double Drive, pleaded guilty last week to second-degree murder in the Oct. 24, 2010, shooting of Christopher Faulk, according to Britt, and will serve at least 17 years and four months in prison. He was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting but entered into a plea agreement, Britt said.
According to Britt, Ramsey also pleaded guilty to armed robbery, breaking and entering and larceny, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, second-degree kidnapping, possession of firearm by a felon, and assault with a deadly weapon, charges stemming from unrelated incidents that occurred between Oct. 21 and Oct. 24 of that same year, Britt said. Britt said that Ramsey will also serve at least seven years for those crimes.
According to Britt, Faulk’s shooting was gang-related. Lumberton Police Chief Mike McNeill said Faulk’s murder was an act of revenge for the murder of 21-year-old Michael LeSane, was killed 10 hours before Faulk was shot dead. He said Faulk helped provide the weapon used to kill LeSane.
Investigators said that both Faulk and LeSane had attended a party at 524 Swann Drive in Turner Terrace on Oct. 23, 2010, and that LeSane was shot sometime before midnight. He was taken to Southeastern Regional Medical Center by a private vehicle, where he was pronounced dead.
Faulk was shot and killed the next morning near a home at 215 Spruce St., according to previous reports. Police said Faulk suffered a gunshot wound to the stomach.