Lengthy sentences handed out

Published 8:00 pm Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Three Selma men were sentenced to a combined 189 years in jail on unrelated charges in circuit court on Wednesday.

Aaron Harris, 27, 5813 Dallas County Road 37, Selma, will serve 50 years in jail after being convicted of two counts of murder.

Harris was allegedly the driver in a 2010 drive-by shooting that killed a three-year-old boy. Johnny Dukes, the alleged shooter, was convicted to life in jail without parole earlier in the year.

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Dukes allegedly fired a single shot into a home on L.L. Anderson Street. The shot penetrated the house and struck the child. The child was transported to Vaughan Regional Hospital shorty after and was pronounced dead.

District attorney Michael Jackson said he thought the sentence fits Harris’ crime.

“I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out,” Jackson said. “We are going to continue to crack down on these guys that think they are gunslingers and gangsters.”

Joseph Agee, 19, 1817 Water Avenue, Apt. 2, Selma, received 99 years in prison after being convicted of murder.

Agee allegedly shot twice into a vehicle parked at a gas station on the corner of Broad Street and Highland Avenue killing the driver. The driver attempted to drive away from the gas station, but crashed into a bank across the street.

Freddie McCampbell, 26, 250 Old Stage Road, Selma, received 40 years in prison after being convicted of two counts of first degree sexual abuse.

McCampbell allegedly sexually assaulted two women in separate incidents. The first occurred at a grocery store, when McCampbell reached under a woman’s dress and rubbed her inner front thigh before running away. The second took place at the Selma Post Office, when he reached under a woman’s dress and touched her rear end.

Jackson said McCampbell deserved the sentence.

“He acted like he didn’t do anything wrong,” Jackson said. “It’s just creepy when you do something like that. All of these guys need to pack their suitcase because they aren’t going anywhere for a long time.”