Vermont Woman Gets Jail In NC Trooper Shooting

A Vermont woman who helped her boyfriend evade police after he shot a North Carolina state trooper has been ordered to spend time in jail.

A judge sentenced Lyndsey Smith to 25 months to 39 months in prison Friday, but as long as she serves five months in the Durham County jail and successfully completes two years of probation, she won't have to serve the rest of the time behind bars.

Smith's boyfriend, Mikel Brady, pleaded guilty to shooting Trooper Michael Potts in the face, hands and shoulder during a traffic stop in Durham in February 2013.

Authorities say Smith picked up her boyfriend after the shooting and drove him away. Brady was wanted for a probation violation in Vermont at the time.

Potts recovered and his back at work.


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