Man accused of trooper's shooting pleads to firearms charge
Posted August 5, 2013
Updated August 6, 2013
Greensboro, N.C. — A Durham man accused of shooting a state trooper during a February traffic stop on U.S. Highway 70 pleaded guilty Monday to two firearms charges.
Mikel Edward Brady II, 24, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon. He faces up to ten years in prison on that charge.
Brady had a criminal record that included burglary, home invasion and possession of stolen explosives before the Feb. 18, 2013, traffic stop where authorities say he shot Trooper Michael Potts.
Police said Brady fired four shots. Potts was hit in the face, hands and shoulder, but he is recovering from his injuries.
Brady is set to be sentenced on the firearms charge on Nov. 25. Other charges related to Trooper Potts' shooting are still pending.