|Terry Conner, Jr. Courtesy of MCSO|
Then on September 12, 2005 he committed the first violent act he would be convicted of, the eventual charge "Robbery With a Dangerous Weapon" (2 Counts) the following day September 13, 2005 he would rob again.
He would be convicted of the robberies on June 29, 2006 and for those crimes he was sentenced to a minimum of 64 to a maximum of 86 months in prison.
Then on September 18, 2006 while still in the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff he committed another felony this time the charge "Assault Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury", a Class F Felony. He was tried and convicted of the assault charge in 2006 and sentenced to 20-24 months to run concurrently to the robbery conviction.
He would serve only 64 months on the convictions, and was paroled from prison on November 2011. His parole was set to end on April 4, 2013.
But six months after his release his crime spree would continue, on May 18, 2012 (Assault) and on May 20 (Assault with a deadly weapon inflecting serious injury) in short he shot two people.
On May 20, 2013 Conner now 27 would be found guilty of all four charges. The first AWDWISI and the second AWDWISI count were boxcar'd. Meaning Conner would begin serving the second sentence of a maximum of 58 months after he finished serving the first term of 58 months. On February 21, 2016 he began his second sentence.
In total Conner would spend 9 years, 7 months and 25 days in prison but only a little more than 6 years for the two shootings.
On September 3, 2019 Conner was released from the Maury Correctional Institution in Greene County North Carolina and returned to Charlotte. He would never check in with his parole officer.
Three months later in the early morning hours of December 9, 2019, Scott Brooks would be gunned down by two armed robbers during a robbery attempt. He was 61.
Terry Conner has been charged with Scott's murder.
Cedar's Take: Conner is a prime example what is wrong with a system that fails to recognize violent felons as perpetual risk to society.