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Two Oxford men sentenced for shooting federal informant

Posted January 8, 2015 4:04 p.m. EST
Updated January 8, 2015 4:16 p.m. EST

— Two Oxford men were sentenced in federal court for shooting an informant, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday.

Antonio O’Darian Reed, 20, was sentenced to 16 years on Thursday for attempting to kill with intent to retaliate against an informant, discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and aiding and abetting.

Anthony Rodriguez Crowell, 23, received a 10 year sentence in November for obstruction of justice by retaliating against an informant and using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

Federal investigators used the witness in an attempt to purchase crack and heroin from Reed and Crowell in July 2013, officials said. The following month, the witness was pumping gas at a Granville County gas station when a vehicle – with Crowell in the driver’s seat and Reed in the front passenger seat – drove up. Reed fired two shots at the witness, who suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.