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Arrest made in Durham shooting

Posted January 28, 2013

— Police said Monday that they have arrested a suspect in a Durham shooting last week that critically wounded a man.

Terrence Jonathan Butler, 21, of 1002 Drew St., was charged Saturday with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, felony possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was being held Monday in the Durham County jail under a $500,000 bond.

An unidentified 24-year-old man was shot last Monday afternoon while standing outside a home in the 1000 block of Drew Street. The man is still hospitalized, police said.

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  • itneverchanges Jan 31, 2:51 p.m.

    Surpising

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jan 29, 2:43 p.m.

    A man was killed because of Big Government laws restricting freedom.

    Marijuana is a leaf...like tobacco. Show us that you value freedom. Legalize pot, stop creating this violent underground prohibition and let adults make up their own mind. What business is it of yours? Where are all the "less government" people?

  • Mrs.DarylDixon Jan 28, 4:33 p.m.

    Felon with a gun - isn't that a Fed crime?
    willis2 January 28, 2013 11:59 a.m.

    The article says he was just charged with the felony on saturday when they booked him. Based on the info from this article, there is no reason to believe he was a felon before.

  • rargos Jan 28, 3:00 p.m.

    "The only time felons spend years in prison is if the feds prosecute them."

    No, the only way felons spend years in prison is when they finally kill someone. If violent felons served their entire sentence (no parole, no early release), the violent crime rate would drop dramatically.

    I have nothing against parole/community service for most non-violent offenders, but the "catch and release" method of dealing with violent offenders just encourages them to commit more and more serious crimes until our justice system finally decides to treat them like the menace to society that they are.

  • tgentry1005 Jan 28, 12:58 p.m.

    Which one of Obama's Executive Orders would have prevended this one????? What about existing laws that don't work on people like this guy?????

  • willis2 Jan 28, 11:59 a.m.

    Felon with a gun - isn't that a Fed crime?

  • 68_dodge_polara Jan 28, 11:07 a.m.

    IF he is guilty AND is convected he might serve a year or two. That's just the way it in this Durham county court system. The only time felons spend years in prison is if the feds prosecute them.

  • SFSOLDIER Jan 28, 10:50 a.m.

    Another criminal with a gun! Throw him in the slammer and leave him there for about 20 years, that will give him enough time to figure out life!