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Four charged in fatal drive-by shooting
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Four charged in fatal drive-by shooting

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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Hmmm said...

No excuse for this crime...but some kids do stupid things, get involved with stupid others because it gives them the "high" of affirmation from their peers, which is often more important than affirmation from parents or a spiritual source. They just pick the wrong "others". Pack mentality reigns and tragic things happen. What a shame because these kids are young and immature...they're on a track to never growing up; never really maturing. Hopefully, time will change them - and hopefully, they'll find that time behind bars. Our brains have the capacity to be so influenced/brainwashed so as to perceive a very skewed "reality". Their new reality will be behind bars.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 8:59 PM
RIPmyfriend said...

Portia Hinnant was one of the best people that I have ever known and she did not deserve this. My friend is gone forever!! Doesnt matter what color these people are they deserve to hang for killing my friend. This wife,mother, sister, friend can NEVER be replaced!!! God Bless her family!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 7:48 PM
amanda said...

I am just wondering about last names. Is the Hinnant boy that was arrested related to the woman killed?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 6:15 PM
Agreeing said...

lil lady, you said it the right way.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 4:30 PM
lil lady said...

yes i know them all and i know for a fact the girl is no good..her dad should of put her somewhere wild and he tried his best to give her everything she wanted and needed but she was to busy with her friend "guys" and yes they were on her car and yes CJ is her boyfriend..doesnt matter if they are white or black still doesnt give them the right to go to someones house and shoot it up. Two of them had been in jail for the papers look it up..they all need to get the same charge if they had a gun or not..these punks dont need to get away with it

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 1:27 PM
Does it matter? said...

Does it matter what race these people are? What matters is the life of a human is gone. Wasted. For what? Not the color of someone's skin. That's irrelevant. There are good and bad people of all races..

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 9:51 AM becca said...

To Ms.Pamaba~ If it was a black girl with these Thugs,Nobody would probally be WONDERING ...And if were a pic of 3 white Thugs and a black girl,I would Wonder too .

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 6:12 AM wondering said...

Ms Pamaba......I'm not prejudiced! !!!!!! LoL. ....I'm black too!!!!!!
I'm just WONDERING. .....

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 12:11 AM Really? said...

Don't Understand Why Every1 Keep Asking Y The White Girl Was With The Black Boys, How Do We Know That She Is Not A Bad Influence On Them, I'm Just Saying...We Don't Know The Situation We Can't Assume That Bc She Is White She's A Good Kid..She Could Have Grown Up With Black Ppl, Just Don't Know...If They Did The Crime They Should All Do The Time Equally Regardless Of Age, Race, Or Gender..Praying For The Family!! May You All Continue To Be Blessed

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 10:27 PM Ms. Pamaba said...

If it was a black girl with three black guys, "wondering" wouldn't be asking the question.
Prejudiced much?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 6:27 PM dee said...

I really don't understand stand why this happened

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 5:59 PM cat said...

this girl was in a relationship with Hinnant JR. I do know that much. But the reason behind this mess is the ?. Y in the world would he be this mad at his cousin to do such a thing like this..

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 10:54 AM becca said...

To lock em up ~ I totally agree with you ! Last weeks Plea Bargain showed us all that some never have to really PAY for crimes.I wonder if these kids actually Admitted to this crime.I hope they ROT in prison !And to Ms. Pamaba,I was WONDERING the same thing about the girl ...I can only imagine the tention between the Hinnant family and Portia's family.May her Sweet soul rest in peace...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 10:47 AM @Ms. Pamaba said...

Im sure why "wondering" asked it & let me ask it in a different way...Why was this white girl with those 3 thugs. Doesnt make her any better however just want to make that clear.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 9:40 AM Hmm. said...

because she wants to be a bad girl, wants to be cool with those kind of people, thats cause problems, that dont have nothing to do. Just steal and be lazy.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 9:15 AM @ Ms. Pamaba said...

I was wondering the same thing...
It doesn't matter your age, your color, your gender...people are mean--point blank!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 9:08 AM wondering said...

Ms Pamaba..........I was JUST wondering being that she's 17, they're 19, 21,& 21.....she should be in school and they should be how do she connect in this puzzle??????? Was it her car? ?? Or one of them is her boyfriend? ??? Come on. got to admit that line up DON'T match at all. .......

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 8:53 AM to lock em up said...

Easy to say about someone else."Lock em up and throw away the key. Don't even waste time on a trial that will give them an opportunity to a plea bargain." Just don't you ever be caught in a situation where someone may say that about you or someone in your family. Watch what you say because some day you may have to eat those words.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 8:16 AM @wondering said...

if you mean bc she is a young white girl with 3 black males, you should get out more often. Young white girls are not all innocent and young black males are not always thugs. It just so happens these 4 are nothing but thugs. This one boy killed his own aunt in attempts to kill his cousin. Parents, RAISE YOUR CHILDREN or use birth control.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 7:37 AM Concerned said...

This shows that people do not think before they act.If they had they would have thought about the consequences. The 17 year old should have been home studying but look what she has done to herself along with the other three who are out of high school. God bless their families.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 9:49 PM Mel said...

@ wondering .. you can word that question the way you really wanted too. What is that white girl doing with those 3 black guys?
I can come up with a couple of reasons.
1) Maybe they're friends
2) Maybe she was the only one with a vehicle ..who knows
I don't care who was in the vehicle. If they are guilty, lock their butts up!!! Portia didn't deserve this. This generation of kids are so lost value on life.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 9:15 PM Ms. Pamaba said...

"wondering"... why you ask that particular question?... seems like an odd question... and I think I know why you asked it

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 6:31 PM lock em up said...

Four thugs. All of them. Lock em up and throw away the key. Don't even waste time on a trial that will give them an opportunity to a plea bargain. We saw what happened last week with that idea. And I hope their families see this! Murder and mayhem is getting way out of control!

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 5:54 PM Well said...

@ Wondering
they're all pretty young kids. I wouldn't put conspiracy past any of them based on that. see how that works?

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 4:59 PM God works miracles said...

Thank you knew exactly the time to get them
Never doubt the police because god can work right thru

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 4:00 PM wondering said...

Why in the world was this 17 year old girl........doing with these 3 guys? And what part did she play in it???

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 3:38 PM
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