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Suspect In Shooting Of Highway Patrol Officer Pleads Guilty To Federal Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of North Carolina
Faces up to Ten Years Imprisonment for Firearm Offense

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mikel Edward Brady II pleaded guilty today to a federal firearm charge, announced Ripley Rand, United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina.

Brady, age 24, of Durham, North Carolina, was indicted on May 28, 2013, for possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon following an investigation into the February 18, 2013, shooting of Trooper Michael Potts of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. Brady pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He faces up to ten years imprisonment, up to three years supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000.

Sentencing is set for November 25, 2013, in Greensboro, before Chief United States District Judge William L. Osteen, Jr. Assault and other charges against Brady related to the shooting of Trooper Potts remain pending in state court.

The case was investigated by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Durham Police Department and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney/Durham County Assistant District Attorney Kyle Pousson.

Updated March 19, 2015