Judge won't lower bond for girlfriend in Durham trooper shooting

April 17, 2013 1:47:06 PM PDT
A judge Wednesday once again declined to reduce the bond for a woman accused of being an accessory in the February shooting of North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Michael Potts.

Twenty-one-year-old Lyndsey Smith had requested that her bond be reduced to $25,000 from $1.5 million so that she can give birth surrounded by her family - instead of in jail.

Smith, of Durham, is charged with accessory after the fact and harboring a fugitive in the February 19 shooting of Potts.

Prosecutors say Smith's reported boyfriend and father of her unborn baby, Mikel Edward Brady II, shot Potts after he was pulled over on U.S. Highway 70 at Cheek Road near Interstate 85. The officer was shot four times and suffered wounds to each hand, his right shoulder, and the right side of his face.

In an exclusive interview with ABC11 in March, Potts said he was very lucky he wasn't killed.

"I knew I needed to survive for my family and I just knew that day it was not going to happen," said Potts.

Brady, of White Pines Drive in Durham, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. He was also wanted on an absconder warrant from Vermont at the time of the shooting.

Smith is 35 weeks pregnant.





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