Shooting in Henderson Lands Man in Federal Prison for More Than 19 Years


RALEIGH, N.C. – A Henderson man was sentenced today to 235 months in prison for two counts of Felon in Possession of Ammunition.  On June 10, 2021, Caleb Malik Batchelor, pled guilty to the charges.

According to court documents and other information presented in court, on October 18, 2020, Batchelor, age 23, shot a female victim multiple times at the Highland Green Apartment Complex in Henderson, North Carolina.  Batchelor and the victim had been involved in a domestic dispute.  The victim sustained life-threatening injuries from the shooting but survived.  Law enforcement recovered spent shell casings from the scene.  About a month later, on November 16, 2020, Batchelor purchased additional ammunition from a gun store in Henderson.  He is a convicted felon, having previous felony drug convictions, and was on probation from those convictions when he possessed the ammunition used to shoot the victim on October 18 and when he purchased additional ammunition on November 16, 2020. 

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G. Norman Acker, III, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Henderson Police Department, and the Vance County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. Dodson  prosecuted the case.

Related court documents and information can be found on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No. 5:20-CR-541-D.

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