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Court Documents: Murder Suspect Violated Federal Probation


Court documents show a Nettie man charged with murder recently used methamphetamine while on probation.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that according to a criminal complaint, 44-year-old Terry Lee Hughes shot and killed 45-year-old Kevin Broyles on Saturday at a Nettie home. Hughes was arrested Tuesday.

In 2009, U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin sentenced Hughes to nearly eight years in prison after he was convicted of federal drug and gun charges. Hughes’ sentence was reduced because of changes to federal drug sentencing guidelines.

He was released from prison in October 2015.

According to a noncompliance report filed in September, U.S. Probation Officer Joshua Gibson wrote that Hughes admitted to using methamphetamine.

Goodwin wrote on the report that Hughes “needs counseling now” and, “The Court orders that no action be taken.”