- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - A Huntington man has been sentenced to five years behind bars for a drive-by shooting last year that left two men injured.

The Herald-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/2ap7Egz ) reports that 31-year-old Joseph L. Harper II was recently sentenced in Cabell County Circuit Court after he entered a Kennedy plea to wanton endangerment. A Kennedy plea allows a conviction without the defendant admitting guilt or explaining his role in a crime.

Authorities say Harper injured two men in their 20s during a drug-related shooting outside a Huntington residence in October.

The five-year sentence will run at the same time as a Kanawha County sentence Harper is currently serving. It was not immediately clear what sentence Harper is already serving.

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Information from: The Herald-Dispatch, https://www.herald-dispatch.com

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