Man Sentenced To Prison In Shooting Outside Box Elder Club
BOX ELDER, S.D. (AP) – A man facing a potential life sentence for a shooting in Box Elder has been sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison.
Thirty-two-year-old Jarrad Smith was convicted during a May trial of aggravated assault in the shooting of 27-year-old Kyle Haverly during a fight outside the Belle Starr Gentlemen’s Club in December.
The Rapid City Journal reports Smith was acquitted of other charges including attempted murder but still faced a possible sentence of life behind bars because of prior felonies.
Prosecutors asked for a 30-year sentence on Tuesday, while the defense sought a five-year term.
Judge Jeff Connolly gave Smith a 15-year sentence and suspended half of it. He also ordered $30,000 in restitution.
Smith will be eligible for parole after serving a little more than five years.