Two sentenced for roles in 2008 Duplin murder
By From staff reports
Published in News on March 21, 2010 1:50 AM
Jordan Guy and Ivan Wallace, both age 17 years at the time of the offense, were sentenced in Duplin County Superior Court on March 15 for accessory after the fact to second-degree murder in the shooting death of Derrick Shonte Barden in Warsaw on July 3, 2008.
Guy was sentenced to a minimum of 52 months and a maximum of 72 months in the North Carolina Department of Correction.
Wallace was sentenced to a minimum of 40 months and a maximum of 57 months.
Both defendants had agreed to testify truthfully against co-defendants, Joleski Floyd and Devon Hobbs.
Floyd pleaded guilty to second degree murder on Jan. 22 in Duplin County Superior Court and received a minimum of 125 months and a maximum of 159 months in prison. Hobbs pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to second-degree murder, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and sale of marijuana on March 8 in Duplin County Superior Court and received a minimum of 51 months to 71 months in DOC.
Evidence showed that on Thursday, July 3, 2008, the Warsaw Police Department responded to a shooting on the 200 Block Matthews Street.
Derrick Barden, was found shot in the upper torso. The evidence showed Barden was sitting on a car talking to his friends when he was shot.
Both defendants cooperated with law enforcement and provided statements that helped secure the convictions of Floyd and Hobbs. Guy and Wallace's cooperation was crucial in prosecuting the shooter, Floyd Joleski.