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Man receives 20 years in prison for first-degree battery

by Matthew Hutcheson | November 23, 2021 at 12:00 a.m.

An El Dorado man was sentenced to 20 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections late last month for first-degree battery, a Class B felony.

Jordan Boone, 18, was originally charged with first-degree attempted murder with firearm enhancement and possession of a handgun by a juvenile delinquent. The first-degree attempted murder charge was amended to first-degree battery and the remaining charges were not prosecuted as part of a plea deal.

According to court records, Boone was arrested following a shooting incident on Feb. 5.

The probable cause affidavit for the case states that El Dorado Police Department officers responded to a call on Marrable Hill Road and found a victim "bleeding from his right arm and right leg from multiple gun shot wounds."

While rendering aid, the officers "found additional gunshot wounds on [the victim's] left forearm and left shoulder." The victim began to lose consciousness at this time and was unable to provide information to the officers, according to the report.

The officers next located the victim's vehicle, along with shell casings and "a blood trail traveling south."

The victim was transported to the Medical Center of South Arkansas and was eventually able to name Boone as the person who shot him.

Investigators interviewed Boone, who according to the report said that the victim "aimed a gun at him" while they rode around town together.

Boone, the report states, "was able to retrieve the gun" from the victim, who then exited the vehicle and began to run.

As the victim ran, Boone "began to fire several shots at him." Investigators go on to state in the report that Boone briefly chased the victim "judging by the spot where the vehicle was parked and where the first shell casing was located."

Investigators also recovered the gun used in the shooting in "a wooded area near the train tracks on Marrable Hill Road."

Boone pleaded guilty to the first-degree battery charge on Oct. 26, according to the plea agreement documents available in court records.

Jordan Boone
Jordan Boone

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