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Three probationers arrested in Southern Pines shooting

Posted September 26, 2008

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— Police arrested four Southern Pines men – three of them already on probation – after shots were fired into an occupied vehicle Tuesday.

A 25-year-old West End man and 22-year-old woman were inside a car in the 700 block of West Wisconsin Avenue when shots were fired into the car, police said. Neither person was injured.

Investigator Brian Edwards, of the Southern Pines Police Department, led the joint investigation with the Moore County Sheriff's Office.

Four people have been arrested and charged with discharging a firearm into occupied property and discharging a firearm within city limits: Antonio Marquette Wright, 23, of 469 S. Gines St.; Duane Malcom Jackson, 22, of 795 S. Mechanic St.; Joseph Brandon Bennett, 20, of 1650 Richards St. 28-A; and DeMario Jemel Terry, 23, of 388 Shaw Ave.

Wright was given a $100,000 secured bond; Jackson, $25,000; and Bennett and Terry, separate $20,000 bonds.

Wright, Jackson and Terry are all on probation for crimes in Moore County, according to state Department of Correction records.

Wright was convicted on Sept. 4 for simple affray or assault. He has been sentenced to probation twice since August 2006 for trespassing and driving offenses.

Jackson was placed on probation for drug possession with intent to sell in November 2007. He served about a month and a half from 2004 to 2005 for violating his probation from larceny and assault convictions.

Terry was sentenced to 24 months' probation in October 2007and to 18 months' probation in January 2008, both times for drug possession.

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  • OneLove Sep 26, 2008

    why are the given a chance to make bail?

    because the court system would MUCH rather make that money than keep a criminal behind bars.

  • colliedave Sep 26, 2008

    Wright was given a $100,000 secured bond; Jackson, $25,000; and Bennett and Terry, separate $20,000 bonds. Wright, Jackson and Terry are all on probation for crimes in Moore County, according to the state Department of Correction records.

    given they are charged with a crime while on probation for another crime, why are the given a chance to make bail?

  • PikeMom2bsure Sep 26, 2008

    I don't expect someone to be in prison for an affray, so I don't really care if he is on probation.

    >>>No,But is nice to be informed of a pattern or history.Looks like they are own the way to big house now.

  • Common Sense Man Sep 26, 2008

    Pointing out that all of these people are on probation is the new thing after the Carson murder. Almost every article seems to mention it. I don't expect someone to be in prison for an affray, so I don't really care if he is on probation.

  • john283594 Sep 26, 2008

    Probationers you say?

  • OneLove Sep 26, 2008

    what.a.surprise.... everybody's on probabtion! and with our justice system, only a few more months will be added. its a mess.