Searcy man sentenced for shooting in a residential neighborhood

A 27-year-old Searcy man was sentenced Monday to five years in the Arkansas Department of Correction for opening fire on a vehicle in a residential neighborhood, according to 17th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Rebecca McCoy.

“David Gene Driver Jr. was sentenced to 36 months” on the charges of terroristic act, a class B felony, and aggravated assault, a class D felony, McCoy said. “An additional 24 months was suspended on count one to reach the statutory minimum (which is five years).”

Driver and Devon Marquis Willis confessed to shooting at each other while inside their personal vehicles at the intersection of Williams Drive and Merritt Street last June 28.

The incident, Ripka wrote, was “witnessed by residents of the neighborhood and children were reported outside playing at the time of the incident.”

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