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Two charged in Halifax shooting, robbery

Posted October 28, 2010

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— Halifax County sheriff's deputies arrested two men wanted in connection with the attempted robbery and shooting of two men outside an Enfield home late Oct. 15.

Jeffrey Clark, 22, and Jimell Horton, 25, both of Enfield, both face charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and going armed to the terror of the public. Horton was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Detective B.L. Martin said that the victims told deputies that they were leaving a home on Mars Lane when armed men lying in wait ambushed them. The armed men demanded money, and when a scuffle broke out, shots were fired.

One man was shot in the abdomen, and the second was wounded on his forehead and forearm, Martin said.

He added that the investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

Horton and Clark were both placed in the Halifax County jail. Clark was given a $205,000 bond, and Horton a $75,000 bond. They were both scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 22.

Horton was convicted of robbery with a dangerous weapon in 2007 and served more than three years in prison, according to state Department of Correction records. He served an additional eight-month sentence in 2008 after violating the terms of his release.

DOC records show that Horton racked up 11 infractions while in prison, including assault person with a weapon, active rioter, fighting and involvement with a gang.

Clark served probation for a 2005 conviction for simple assault, according to DOC records.

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  • rockybutch Nov 4, 2010

    chill I DONT KNOW ANYONE WHO IS perfect give it to GOD

  • wayneboyd Oct 28, 2010

    YNCSW49..Guys like this are a waste to society, I say do away with them.
    Just suppose that somewhere there was a young girl with the same good looks, the same academic skills, the same drive, the same desire to improve America's society as did Eve Carson but unlike Eve was too poor to realize her potential.
    Now suppose we could take the money that the state has wasted on the two scumbags that took Eve's life and give it to this girl who potentially could fill Eve's shoes. Don't you think the money would be better spent doing the latter.
    We spend too much money on garbage, get rid of it and let the devil in hades rehabilitate them, we don't have the time and we don't want the job.

  • YNCSW51 Oct 28, 2010

    Just shoot them and save us all a lot money and any future problems.

    Are you serious? Who says things like that? What they did is wrong and just maybe they can be rehabilitated. I always try to find the good in people.

  • G-man Oct 28, 2010

    Just shoot them and save us all a lot money and any future problems.

  • nagreene Oct 28, 2010

    I hope that the judge will realize that it's not too late for these young men to turn their life around. With a little help, they could become productive citizens.
    ccs1920

    I hope you are right. But it seems to me that they was given another chance when they was released from prison the first time. Instead of becoming productive citizens then, they continued the crime life. The judicial system gets tired of seeing the same offenders back and forth to court because they refuse to stay out of trouble.

  • Just the facts mam Oct 28, 2010

    Lock them up and leave them there. As long as they are not in prison, there will continue to be more innocent victims.

  • ccs1920 Oct 28, 2010

    I hope that the judge will realize that it's not too late for these young men to turn their life around. With a little help, they could become productive citizens.

  • braddavis Oct 28, 2010

    Probably the correctional institutions fault, or the probation system, or the school system, or anything other than the men in the mirror.