A suspect accused in a drive-by shooting incident in Greenbrier entered a negotiated plea Friday in Faulkner County Circuit Court.
Cale Emory Sears, 27, of Greenbrier, pleaded guilty to two counts of discharge of a firearm from a car.
The charges stemmed from a Jul. 2011 incident at a residence on Arkansas Highway 285 East in Greenbrier, where police say a 49-year-old woman and her 23-year-old son were sitting on a porch outside of the home when they were struck several times by pellets.
According to a police report, Sears was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the drive-by. The driver of the vehicle contacted authorities when he learned of the injured parties, telling police that Sears had gathered all of the shell casings and laughed about throwing two of them out on the street by the Greenbrier Police Department. Two 12-gauge shells were found in the area.
Both victims were treated at the scene and refused medical treatment at a hospital.
Judge Charles E. Clawson sentenced Sears to 120 months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections with an additional 240 months suspended imposition of sentence.
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