Three men accept plea bargains in drive-by shooting of 10-year-old

Published 9:09 pm Thursday, March 31, 2022

FROM STAFF REPORTS
Three men facing first-degree murder charges for the drive-by shooting that resulted in the death of 10-year-old Lillyhanna Davis pleaded guilty to lesser charges on Thursday.
The incident took place on Nov. 16, 2021. Officials said Davis was sleeping on the couch at the residence located at 121 Blevins Road when the suspects fired 21 rounds into the dwelling.  The Central Elementary student died at the hospital..
Appearing before Criminal Court Judge Stacy Street, Jason Barber and Jediah Glover each pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
Each accepted a plea deal taking the first-degree murder charge off the table and accepting a charge of second-degree murder for their roles in the shooting.
Barber and Glover each were sentenced to 40 years in prison — 35 years for the second-degree murder charge and five years for two counts of reckless endangerment. Each man was sentenced to six years each on seven counts of aggravated assault and one count of felony reckless endangerment that will be served concurrently with his other sentencing.
Zachary Scalf pleaded guilty to facilitation of second-degree murder. Scalf was sentenced to a term of 15 years in prison and other charges, including aggravated assault, were dismissed.

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