Girlfriend of Vt man charged in NC cop shooting

  • Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 10:06 a.m.

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The girlfriend of a Vermont man charged with shooting and wounding a North Carolina state trooper is now facing charges in the case.

North Carolina officials say 21-year-old Lyndsey Smith, of Durham, was arrested Wednesday and charged with being an accessory after the fact in the Monday shooting of Trooper Michael Potts during a traffic stop in Durham.

Mikel Edward Brady, of Randolph, Vt., is being held on $8 million bail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill Potts, who was shot four times. Potts is recovering from his wounds.

Brady’s criminal record dates to 2007 and includes multiple convictions. He failed to report to his probation officer in Vermont in October. Since then he has been listed as an escape.

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