Men sentenced in shooting

Published 8:47 am Saturday, October 31, 2009

COURTLAND—Two Franklin men pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated malicious wounding and attempted robbery for their roles in a September 2008 shooting that left one man paralyzed from the neck down.

Anterrio Bradley, 21, and Duray Hudson, 21, entered into plea agreements in Southampton County Circuit Court. Under the agreement, other charges of malicious wounding by mob, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, discharge of a firearm resulting in bodily injury and conspiracy to commit a felony were all dropped.

Both men were sentenced to 10 years, all of them suspended, for the attempted robbery charges and 20 years, with 12 suspended, for the aggravated malicious wounding charges.

Two other men were previously sentenced in connection with the shooting. Vernon Winstead, 20, received an active sentence of 25 years in September and 21-year-old Dominick Smallwood was sentenced to 12 years and 2 months in prison in July for his role in the case. Two more suspects still await trial. Twenty-year-old Daremus Lewis is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 12 and 19-year-old Jadon Artis is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 11.

All six men were charged in connection with the Sept. 30, 2008, shooting of Timothy Warren of Franklin. Warren was found by police in the 400 block of Washington Street, bleeding heavily, according to Franklin police spokesman Lt. Tim Whitt. Whitt said the police believe the shooting may have been gang related.