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Two More Arrests Made In Harnett County Teacher Shooting

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Harnett Suspects
LILLINGTON, N.C. — More suspects have been arrested in connection with a shooting that left a Harnett County teacher paralyzed.

Tommy Ray Jackson, 17, and Christopher Alan Redding, 20, both of Lillington, have been charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and felony conspiracy.

The charges stem from an incident on Oct. 11, 2005. Investigators say Cynthia Patterson was lying in bed at her home when several shots were fired into her house, hitting her. As a result of her injuries, Patterson is now paralyzed from her waist down.

On Tuesday, four suspects -- Milton Terrell Matthews, Brandon Lane Hudson, Cedric Lamar Jones, and Sherman William Jones -- were arrested and charged with the shooting. Another suspect, James Judd, was charged on Jan. 14.

Detectives do not think Patterson was the intended target of the shooting.

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