Man charged in Raleigh shooting, woman accused of driving getaway car

From staff reportsSeptember 16, 2013 

— Police charged a man early Saturday with attempted murder, assault and a weapons possession felony and charged a woman with driving him away from the crime scene where a man was shot last week.

The attempted murder charge was filed against James Michael Smith, 33, of 402 Chesley Drive in Snow Hill in Greene County,

The charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury stemmed from the same shooting.

A charge of weapons possession by a felon was based on a December 2006 federal conviction for weapons possession, according to arrest warrants.

Shandorian Wanique Pridgen, 38, who lives at the same address as Smith, was charged with being an accessory after the fact of attempted murder because, police said in an arrest warrant, she drove Smith from the scene.

Police said the shooting happened Sept. 10.

The two were charged after questioning at Raleigh police detective headquarters on Atlantic Avenue, arrest reports said.

Smith was being held Monday at the Wake County Detention Center in lieu of $550,000 bail.

Pridgen was being held at the same facility in lieu of $200,000 bail.

Both were scheduled for first court appearances Monday afternoon.

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