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Pair pleads guilty in Warsaw slaying

Posted December 8, 2009 11:24 a.m. EST
Updated December 8, 2009 11:33 a.m. EST

— Two men have pleaded guilty to being accessories in a shooting death in Warsaw last year, Duplin County District Attorney Dewey Hudson said Tuesday.

Jordan Guy and Ivan Wallace pleaded guilty to being accessories after the fact to second-degree murder in the July 3, 2008, death of Derrick Shonte Barden. As part of their plea deals, both men agreed to testify against co-defendants Joleski Floyd, who is charged with first-degree murder, and Devon Hobbs, who is charged as an accessory after the fact.

Guy and Wallace will be sentenced after the other cases are completed, Hudson said.

Barden, 18, was sitting on a car talking to his friends outside a Warsaw apartment complex when he was shot, Hudson said.

Statements Guy and Wallace provided to law enforcement initially weren't consistent, Hudson said. After further interviews, both men indicated they were present at the scene and provided information about a co-defendant’s involvement in the offense, he said.