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Four charged in Middlesex drive-by murder

Monday, February 11, 2013
Charles Stanley Hinnant Jr., 
Dominique Jerrod Brown, 
Anna Perry, and 
Adrian Marquis Joyner

(Left to right) Charles Stanley Hinnant Jr., Dominique Jerrod Brown, Anna Perry, and Adrian Marquis Joyner (Photos courtesy of Nash County Sheriff's Office)

The Nash County Sheriff's Office said Monday it has charged four people in the Thursday drive-by shooting that left a Middlesex mother dead.

Forty-one-year-old Portia Hinnant died when shots were fired from a passing vehicle into her home in the 9000 block of Old Middlesex Road.

Deputies said Monday they believe the shooters were targeting Hinnant's son in the attack.

They've charged four with first-degree murder, felony to commit murder and firing a weapon into an occupied property:

  • 19-year-old Charles Stanley Hinnant Jr., of the 11000 block of Highway 581, Bailey
  • 21-year-old Dominique Jerrod Brown, of the 4000 block Hornes Church Rd., Bailey
  • 17-year-old Anna Perry, of the 7000 block of Southern Nash High Rd., Bailey
  • 18-year-old Adrian Marquis Joyner, of the 4000 block West Hornes Church Rd., Bailey

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