MUNCIE, Ind. — A man convicted of participating in events that led to a shooting in a Gaston apartment has been sentenced to nine years in prison.
Brayden A. Cody, 20 — formerly of Gaston and more recently of New Castle — had pleaded guilty to aiding, inducing or causing aggravated battery, a Level 3 carrying up to 16 years in prison.
Delaware Circuit Court 1 Judge Marianne Vorhees imposed the nine-year sentence at a recent hearing.
Authorities said a 30-year-old man was sleeping in an apartment — in the 600 block of North Sycamore Street in Gaston — on Feb. 15, 2020 he was confronted by three intruders, one of them Cody.
In an ensuing struggle, the man was shot in the neck.
In another case, Cody last week pleaded guilty to possession of meth and received an additional one-year sentence.
Judge Vorhees said if he completed "clinically appropriate substance abuse treatment" while incarcerated, Cody could pursue a sentence modification.
In a plea agreement covering three Delaware Circuit Court 1 cases pending against the New Castle man, charges including attempted armed robbery, possession of a narcotic drug, theft and driving while suspended were dismissed.
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