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2nd suspect in Winston Ranch Rd. shooting incident accepts 10 years deferred

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Benjamin Bogany (Source: Angelina County Jail) Benjamin Bogany (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Destini Williams (Source: Angelina County Jail) Destini Williams (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Andrew Netherton (Source: Angelina County Jail) Andrew Netherton (Source: Angelina County Jail)
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

One of three people arrested in connection to a shooting incident that occurred on Winston Ranch Road in January 2013 accepted a plea bargain deal of 10 years deferred adjudication Wednesday morning.

Benjamin Bogany Jr. appeared in Judge Paul White's 159th Judicial District Court for a plea hearing Wednesday.

"He has stayed out of trouble," said James Mamalis, an assistant prosecutor for Angelina County. "We could not discern who shot first."

Basically, deferred adjudication is very similar to probation. The only difference is that if Bogany manages to stay out of trouble for the entire 10 year period, the felony aggravated assault charges will be dropped from his criminal record.

Bogany will also have to pay a $1,000 fine.

According to a previous East Texas News story, Bogany and Destini Williams, 26, of Lufkin, were traveling down Winston Ranch Road in a Honda when they confronted Andrew Jackson Netherton III about some stolen items. At the time, Netherton was driving a Nissan pickup.

The couple chased Netherton, and both vehicles wrecked. Lt. Charles Lawrence with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office said it appeared that Bogany started shooting first, and Netherton returned fire. No one was hit by the gun fire.

A witness told ACSO deputies that Williams jumped out of the vehicle and tried to bury some drugs. According to a previous story, Williams seemed shocked that she was getting arrested.

All three people were arrested at the scene. Bogany was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and Williams was charged with aggravated assault and tampering with evidence. Netherton was charged with felony possession of a firearm.

Back in July, Williams accepted a plea bargain of 10 years probation. In exchange for the bargain, she pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated assault and tampering with evidence. She received a sentence 10 years probation for each charge, but she will be serving the terms concurrently.

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