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Defendant in drive-by shooting behind bars
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Feb 21, 2013 | 1549 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Jones County probationer was revoked to serve five years in state prison following a probation violation that occurred in Monroe County.

Daniel Butler was one of five adults charged in a drive-by shooting that occurred near the JCHS Ninth Grade Campus June 15, 2009. He pled guilty to the charges and was sentenced in Jones County Superior Court Sept. 28, 2009, to 20 years on each of three counts of aggravated assault, 20 years each on two counts of criminal damage to property in first degree, and 20 years for the charge of carrying weapons within a school safety zone. All the counts ran concurrent for a total of 20 years.

Butler was sent to a state probation detention center for two years and allowed to serve the remainder of the sentence on probation.

Assistant District Attorney Keagan Waystack told the court during the defendant’s Feb. 7 probation modification that Butler violated his probation by committing the new offense of entering auto in Monroe County. He was charged with four counts for the crime that took place June 2, 2012.

Superior Court Judge Trent Brown accepted the state’s recommendation and revoked five years of Butler’s sentence.

The defendant was arrested on his original offense, which occurred in Gray with co-defendants Jerrell Holland and Deontae Williams, June 15, 2009, and nine juveniles.

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