Police arrest third shooting suspect

Published 11:19 am Thursday, September 18, 2008

The third suspect in a Sunday night shooting in Burlington was arrested Tuesday night in Huntington, W.Va.

Preston Curry, 32, of Huntington, was taken into custody by officers in that city and housed at the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville. Curry had an initial appearance Wedbesday before Cabell County Magistrate John Rice. His case was then transferred to the Cabell County Circuit Court for an extradition hearing. A date for that hearing has not yet been set.

Curry is wanted in connection with what appears to have been a burglary attempt at 9 Private Drive 8006, County Road 1 in Burlington. Authorities contend three suspects went to that residence with the intent of criminal activity.

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During the incident, the occupant of that residence allegedly took a gun and shot one of the suspects in the back. The three suspects then allegedly left the scene and went to the nearby Sheridan Manor apartments and authorities were notified. The shooting victim was shortly thereafter taken to an area hospital. Information on this suspect’s condition was not available at press time.

One of the other suspects, Derrick Bailey, 27, of Columbus, was taken to the Lawrence County Jail and charged with complicity to aggravated robbery and complicity to aggravated burglary.

During an initial appearance Monday in Lawrence County Municipal Court, Judge Donald Capper set bond at $250,000 cash or surety and set a preliminary hearing for 10. a.m. Sept. 22. Capper appointed Michael Gleichauf as Bailey’s attorney.