State v. Peterson, 205 N.C. App. 668 (Jul. 20, 2010)

The trial court did not abuse its discretion by joining charges of felony assault with a deadly weapon and possession of stolen firearms. There was a sufficient transactional connection (a firearm that was the basis of the firearm charge was used in the assault) and joinder did not prejudicially hinder the defendant’s ability to receive a fair trial.