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2 men charged in Lee County shooting; victim in stable condition

Posted January 22

Christopher Antoine Murchison
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— The Lee County Sheriff's Office said two men were arrested in connection to a shooting that sent an 18-year-old man to the hospital earlier this month.

A man identified as Jadin Quincey Bailey, of 146 Woodshire Dr., Lillington, arrived on Jan. 12 at Central Carolina Hospital suffering from a gunshot wound, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. Bailey was later transferred to UNC Hospitals for the injury and is in stable condition, but he has been unable to speak with investigators.

Christopher Antoine Murchison, of 2900 Currituck Dr., Sanford, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and conspiracy to sell and deliver marijuana. He was given a $100,000 secured bond.

Ethan James Lucas, 19, of 2719 Valley Road, Sanford, was charged with conspiracy to sell and deliver marijuana, obstructing an investigation and accessory after the fact of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Lucas was given a $25,000 secured bond.

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  • Janet Ghumri Jan 22, 2016
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    Steve, I completely agree with you. There are too many times when light sentences are given, and the young men /boys just starting out on the revolving door of the justice system. The penalty needs to be stiff and non-negotiable.

  • David Craft Jan 22, 2016
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    How about start calling these boys what they really are? Immature BOYS. They are not men. Men gives the feeling of maturity. Bozos like this are not mature..

  • Tyrone Biggum Jan 22, 2016
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    Stop using common sense, Steve!

  • Steve Clark Jan 22, 2016
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    Another crime committed with a gun. In my opinion, the way to help curb gun violence isn't to make it harder for law abiding citizens to get guns, but make the penalty for using a gun in a crime much more harsh. This case sounds like a drug deal gone bad; gun in your possession during a crime, 5 yrs ON TOP of the sentence for the other crime; fire it, 10 extra years; shoot someone.. 15 Bonus years. Criminals AREN'T going to start obeying gun laws just because they are 'new' laws. Let's try making it SO unappealing to use a gun in a crime, that the criminal might just think twice (might).