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Prosecutors drop charges against 4 accused in Cottonbelt St. shooting

Narvlee Young mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. Narvlee Young mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Laricia Young mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. Laricia Young mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Jonathan Woodard mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. Jonathan Woodard mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Curtis Henderson mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. Curtis Henderson mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - Four people accused in the January 2010 shooting death of a Lufkin man will not have to go to court after prosecutors dropped the charges against them.

Narvlee Young, 25, Laricia Young, 23, Curtis Henderson, 45, and Jonathan Woodard, 19, were charged with aggravated assault in connection to the shooting death of Joseph Cooper, 63.

Katrina Carswell with the Angelina County District Attorney's Office, who is handling the case, was not available for comment. Court documents showed the charges were dropped due to insufficient evidence."

According to an arrest affidavit, Laricia Young, Narvlee Young and Kendall Thompson were assaulted by men at a residence on the 700 block of Cottonbelt Drive. They then retreated to a residence on the 700 block of Joyce Lane where they met up with Elton Gibson, Woodard and Henderson.

The affidavit states Narvlee Young, Henderson, Laricia Young and Woodard then drove back to the house on Cottonbelt Drive and slowed down. Narvlee Young opened the front passenger door and fired a shot from a 22-caliber pistol. They then left the scene and drove back to Joyce Lane.

A previous affidavit stated Thompson and Gibson and one other person drove by the same residence. One of them fired a shot that killed Cooper, according to police.

Thompson and Gibson are charged with murder.

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