Suspect in shooting appears in court

Jul. 02, 2014 @ 06:01 PM

A 24-year-old Henderson resident charged with attempted murder will have one more chance to resolve his case before trial.

Randy Perry Jr., of 709 State St., was arrested in connection with an April shooting near the intersection of Church and Chestnut streets, in front of the Vance County courthouse.

He appeared in court Wednesday before Judge Paul Ridgeway for the second setting of case management — which is a three-stage process to prepare cases for trial or resolve them before trial.

His defense attorney, Jerry Stainback, and prosecutor Ben Hunter agreed the case should proceed to the third session of case management on July 22.

Perry is charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

He was taken to the Vance County Jail and released on bond.

The victim in this case was 18-year-old Shyheem Burton, of 1453 Perry Ave., Henderson.

The Northern Vance High School student received multiple gunshot wounds to his leg area and was taken for treatment at an area hospital.

Burton was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday on unrelated charges of felony larceny.

His attorney, Mike Waters, said Burton was not able to be in court because he is still recovering from those injuries.

 

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