Mason Pleads Guilty in Columbus County Court


WHITEVILLE — Rashee Mason pled guilty yesterday in Columbus County Superior Court to multiple felony charges resulting in a prison sentence of 77-105 months.

Mason pled to one count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, two counts of common law robbery, and one count of breaking and or entering.

On November 5, 2012, Mason along with other co-defendants broke into a home in Chadbourn and stole personal property including a significant number of firearms. Then, on March 17, 2013, Mason shot and seriously injured Charles Barsh in Whiteville as Barsh was entering his home on West Walter Street. Finally, on January 11, 2014, Mason, along with another individual robbed the One Stop Gas and Tobacco located in the town of Brunswick.

Douglas B Sasser, Resident Superior Court Judge for Columbus County presided over the matter. Mason was represented by Cameron Byrd and the case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Heath Nance.

“I am satisfied with the substantial active sentence for Mr. Mason,” stated Assistant District Attorney Heath Nance. “Mr. Mason established a pattern of violent behavior in our community, deserving of a long active sentence. Through the hard work and cooperation of the Chadbourn Police Department, the Whiteville Police Department, and the Columbus County Sheriff’s Department we were able to successfully prosecute this case and gain justice for the citizens of our county.”