State v. Barnett, 245 N.C. App. 101 (Jan. 19, 2016)

rev’d in part on other grounds, 369 N.C. 298 (Dec. 21, 2016)

The State was not required to prove a specific case number alleged in an indictment charging deterring an appearance by a State witness in violation of G.S. 14-226(a). The case number was not an element of the offense and the allegation was mere surplusage.