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Four More Suspects Arrested In Harnett County Teacher Shooting

Posted January 18, 2006

— Authorities arrested four more men in connection with the shooting of a Harnett County schoolteacher, now paralyzed as a result of her injuries.

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    Milton Terrell Matthews, 20, of Lillington; Brandon Lane Hudson, 19, of Lillington; Cedric Lamar Jones, 18, of Erwin; and Sherman William Jones, 42, of Lillington were arrested Tuesday in connection with the Oct. 11 drive-by shooting of Cynthia Patterson.

    Authorities said Patterson, 51, was lying in bed at her Bunn Level home when several shots were fired into her house, injuring her in the upper body and leaving her paralyzed from the waist down.

    Matthews, currently in jail on a $500,000 secured bond, and Hudson, in jail on a $400,000 secured bond, were both charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, possession of a firearm and felony conspiracy.

    Cedric Jones and Sherman Jones were both charged with accessory after a felony, resist and delay an officer and harboring a fugitive. Each are in jail under a $250,000 secured bond.

    On Saturday, Harnett County sheriff's investigators arrested James Judd, 20, of Lillington, and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with the intent to kill.

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