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Woman involved in trooper shooting pleads guilty

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A woman accused of helping her boyfriend escape from police after he shot a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper in Durham last year pleaded guilty Friday to accessory after the fact.

Lyndsey Smith was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and accessory after the fact in connection to the Feb. 18, 2013, shooting of Trooper Michael Potts. Potts was shot five times on U.S. Highway 70 in Durham and survived.

A pregnant Smith picked up Mikel Brady and helped him flee the scene.

A judge sentenced Smith to 25 to 39 months in prison, but that sentence has been suspended and she will serve two years of supervised probation followed by five more months in prison.

Brady pleaded guilty to the shooting and is serving up to 24 years in prison.

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