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Man shot by police during search sentenced to prison

Three cohorts also sentenced

Posted: March 25, 2014 - 11:06pm
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A Martinez man shot by authorities after pointing a gun at investigators who were executing a search warrant at his home was sentenced to prison Friday and three cohorts also were sentenced.

Terry Ronald Avery, 35, of the 1400 block of Collins Drive, was shot in the arm while Columbia County Sheriff’s Office investigators executed a search warrant on his home on Aug. 2. Avery pled guilty to trafficking cocaine, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine, four counts of obstruction of law enforcement, seven counts of possession of a dangerous drug and two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to Assistant District Attorney Pete Lamb.

Superior Court Judge Sheryl B. Jolly sentenced Avery to 10 years in prison followed by 23 years on probation.

Authorities said Avery pointed a gun at deputies as they arrived at his home. An investigator shot Avery in the wrist. Then, Avery and three friends ran, but were quickly caught.

Investigators found more than 3 pounds of marijuana, more than 5 ounces of cocaine, 7.2 grams of methamphetamine and hydrocodone, Oxycontin, alprazolam, clonazepam and dextromethamphetamine pills on the property.

Terrance Deion Curry, 21, of the 1400 block of Jackson Road in Augusta, also pled guilty to trafficking cocaine, seven counts of possession of a dangerous drug, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to Lamb. Jolly sentenced him to 10 years in prison followed by 14 years on probation.

Tevoris Piere Curry, 29, of Collins Drive in Martinez, and George Jones Jr., 63, of Avery Avenue in Martinez, were not targets of the search warrant or suspected to be involved in drug transactions, Lamb said. Both were arrested and charged after the incident.

Tevoris Curry pled guilty Friday to misdemeanor possession of marijuana and was sentenced to a year on probation. Jones pled guilty to misdemeanor obstruction of law enforcement and also was sentenced to a year on probation, Lamb said.

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