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Four charged in fatal Nash County drive-by shooting

Posted February 11, 2013 11:05 a.m. EST
Updated February 11, 2013 4:03 p.m. EST

— Three men and one woman were charged Monday in a fatal drive-by shooting in Middlesex last week, according to the Nash County Sheriff's Office. 

Portia Hinnant, 41, was hit by a bullet inside her home on Old Middlesex Road Thursday night. She died at the scene.

Investigators believe Hinnant's home was targeted because of a dispute between her son, Burnice Antwon Hinnant, and her nephew, Charles Stanley Hinnant Jr., 19.

Charles Hinnant, Dominique Jerrod Brown, 21,  Anna Perry, 17, and Adrian Marquis Joyner, 18, all of Bailey, each face charges of face first-degree murder, felony conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and discharging a weapon into occupied property inflicting serious bodily injury.

All four were placed in the Nash County jail without bond. They are due in court Tuesday.

Burnice Hinnant was charged with first-degree murder in September after Jayquan Taybron was fatally shot in Bailey. It's unclear whether the two crimes are related.