The Wilson Times

Monday, February 11, 2013 1:07 PM

Four charged in fatal drive-by shooting

By Corey Friedman | Times Online Editor

Sheriff’s deputies have charged four people with murder in a drive-by shooting that claimed the life of a 41-year-old Nash County woman.

Investigators believe Charles Stanley Hinnant Jr., 19, of the 11000 block of N.C. 581 north of Bailey, and three accomplices killed Portia Hinnant in her home outside Middlesex last Thursday. Deputies say Charles Hinnant had a dispute with Portia Hinnant’s son.

The 41-year-old was shot and killed inside her Old Middlesex Road home from a passing car, deputies said. Two other people inside the home were unhurt.

Authorities on Monday arrested Charles Hinnant along with Dominique Jerrod Brown, 21, of the 4000 block of Hornes Church Road northeast of Bailey, Anna Perry, 17, of the 7000 block of Southern Nash High Road north of Bailey and Adrian Marquis Joyner of the 4000 block of Hornes Church Road.

Brown and Joyner live on the same block, but do not share the same home, Nash County sheriff’s Capt. Pat Joyner said in a statement.

Deputies charged Hinnant, Brown, Perry and Joyner with one count each of first-degree murder, felony conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and discharging a weapon into occupied property inflicting serious bodily injury.

Each of the four suspects is being held without bond in the Nash County Jail in Nashville and is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

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