Man gets 8 years in Hagerstown shooting
By MARLO BARNHART
Navarre Sowell told a judge Monday that he shot another man last year in Hagerstown out of fear, not hatred.
Washington County Circuit Judge Kennedy Boone sentenced Sowell, 21, formerly of Martinsburg, W.Va., to serve eight years in prison on his guilty plea to first-degree assault. Boone also sentenced him to a three-year concurrent term for carrying a handgun with intent to injure.
Charges of attempted second-degree murder, second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment were dropped in exchange for the pleas.
The victim, Antonio Leon Mooney, 22, of Hagerstown, was taken to Washington County Hospital shortly after the 9:39 p.m. shooting on Dec. 19, 1996, in the 900 block of West Washington Street. He had been shot in the back, the right side and the leg.