Crime & Courts

Valdese woman faces charge of shooting her friend

Karen Renee Hildebran
Karen Renee Hildebran Burke County Sheriff’s Office

Theresa Manis went to visit some friends in Valdese last Saturday and wound up getting shot in the abdomen, Burke County authorities said.

Manis, 53, had gone to a home in the 2700 block of Powell Drive Extension in Valdese, Burke County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Rodney Norman said.

At the home, Karen Renee Hildebran, 43, had been arguing with her boyfriend throughout the day, authorities said. The argument escalated, and Manis was shot once with a small-caliber handgun while standing outside the home, the sheriff’s office said.

They received a call about 3 p.m. about the shooting. Manis was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Morganton, then was flown by helicopter to CMC in Charlotte.

Her injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Hildebran was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, and is being held under $25,000 bail.

Mathis lives near the home where she was shot, Norman said. Valdese is about 70 miles northwest of Charlotte.

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