Wilmington: Antonio Blake Sentenced for Gun Offense

Wilmington: Antonio Blake Sentenced for Gun Offense

Wilmington Man, Antonio Blake Spencer Sentenced to 99 Months for Gun Offense

NEW BERN, N.C (STL.News) Antonio Blake Spencer, 32, of Wilmington, North Carolina was sentenced to 99 months in prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  Spencer was charged with one count of felon in possession of a firearm on April 30, 2019 and pled guilty on October 17, 2020.

According to court documents and other information, on April 21, 2019, while on probation for multiple prior state offenses, including a felony drug conviction, Spencer was involved in an altercation with a pregnant female in the Houston Moore housing complex in Wilmington.  During the altercation – which was captured on Wilmington Housing Authority surveillance video – Spencer brutally assaulted the female.  The female ultimately was able to flee the scene.  Moments later, Spencer was approached by a male subject and the two fought for several minutes.  During the struggle, a gun Spencer had in his waistband, dropped to the ground and was ultimately used to shoot Spencer multiple times.  Spencer was treated and released from the hospital two days later.  Just nine days after the shooting incident, on April 30, 2019, law enforcement located Spencer in an effort to serve him with arrest warrants for assault on a female and assault on an unborn child arising from the April 21, 2019 incident. 

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