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Reid Gets 39 Years For Shooting 3 People At Waffle House

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A man who pleaded guilty to a shootingat a Waffle House restaurant has been sentenced to a minimum of 39years and nine months in prison.

Latwang Reid, 25, was a fugitive for two months before he wasarrested Nov. 13 while trying to hide under a bed.

On Sept. 17, Reid pleaded guilty to shooting three people at aWaffle House. He was to be sentenced to 15 years in prison thatafternoon, and Superior Court Judge Jim Ammons allowed Reid a fewhours to say goodbye to his children and family. But Reid neverreturned.

Authorities say Reid shot two men during the weeks he was a fugitive.In one case, a man was paralyzed below the waist. In the other, aman was shot in the stomach.

On Wednesday, Ammons ordered drug and psychological counselingfor Reid and recommended he not be eligible for work release.

Reid was arrested after sheriff's deputies and members of theU.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force tracked Reid to a trailerin Hoke County. A pistol and a rifle were found inside the trailer,said sheriff's investigator Lt. Sam Pennica.

Two other men, Kenneth Christopher Jacobs and Kevin Brian Moore,were charged after the Waffle House shootings and accepted pleaagreements. Jacobs was sentenced to about two years in prison.Moore will be sentenced next month.

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