Newport Man Convicted of Drive-By Shooting

NEWPORT, AR - A Circuit Court jury in Jackson County found a Newport man guilty of committing a terroristic act and first-degree battery this afternoon, for his role in a drive-by shooting that occured last August.

Anthony Warren, 23, shot and wounded 16-year-old Justin Honey of Newport on August 8, 2006.

Judge Harold Erwin sentenced Warren to 20 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections for the terroristic act conviction, and 10 years for the battery conviction.  The sentences are to run consecutively.

Warren was prosecuted by 3rd Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce, and defended by Ray Spruell of Jonesboro.  "We are satisfied with the verdict," said Boyce.  "We've done our jobs."