A man who reportedly tried to steal a gas can, then opened fire on the property owner who was pursuing him, has been ordered to serve one year in jail.
Jack Dylan Howard, 24, was ordered to serve 365 days of a five-year sentence for reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, and violation of probation. His sentence was issued Wednesday by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley.
According to the warrant for Howard’s arrest, the incident happened in December and started on Bethany Road.
Howard was reportedly seen driving his mother’s orange Ford Escape and he was spotted outside the vehicle with a passenger trying to steal a gas can.
Howard allegedly drove away, but he was followed by the owner of the gas can. The Escape turned around in the yard of 2280 Bybee Branch Road, according to the arrest warrant, and before pulling out of the driveway fired two shots at the victim.
The victim identified the driver as being Jack Howard, who is a convicted felon for delivery of meth over 5 grams. That conviction was leveled on June 27, 2018.
The warrant states there were three people in the yard at 2280 Bybee Branch Road during the incident.