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May 6, 2014

Shooting ends with prison time — A plea deal in a drive by shooting case now has a Pauls Valley man set to serve some time in prison.

In all Antione Lamont Brown, 27, was handed a 7 1/2 year term behind bars after he accepted a plea agreement for the shooting back on March 24, 2013.

A woman was forced to dive to the ground to avoid being wounded or even killed when the shooting took place at a residence in the 700 block of West McClure.

Brown originally had four criminal charges filed against him with a jury trial scheduled for this past January.

Later Brown waived his right to facing jurors and non-jury trial dates were set in both January and February.

None of the courtroom proceedings ever happened as Brown’s defense attorney, Micah Ayache of Pauls Valley, formally requested that Brown be declared incompetent to stand trial on the multiple charges in the case.

Brown was next ordered to undergo an examination from a mental health professional to see if he was competent and the case could move forward.

No results of the exam were made public, but the case did proceed forward as the plea hearing was held earlier this week in a Garvin County District courtroom.

The defendant was transported from a state Department of Corrections facility in Cushing for the hearing in Pauls Valley.

Court records show Brown pleaded guilty to three charges — feloniously pointing a firearm, a drive by shooting and possessing a firearm after a former felony conviction.

Brown was given the seven-year plus prison term and given credit for time served.

Prosecutors were quick to stress Brown must serve at least 85 percent of the time behind bars.

A police report on the 2013 incident shows a woman living in the McClure residence claimed it was a man known to her as “Tuan” who fired a number of gunshots at her and her house.

The woman claims she believes Brown came to the residence with the intention of threatening or killing her.

Her statement to police was that Brown pulled the slide on a gun, which ejected a round, pointed the weapon at her when she was on the porch and screamed something.

She claims he then left before later returning. At one point the woman said she opened a door to see Brown seated in his vehicle pointing a gun at her.

She told officers he fired the gun as she dropped to the ground to avoid the shot.

The case report showed the woman said she believed Brown was angry with her because she had accused him of stealing from her.

Officers reported finding a 9 millimeter round on the porch and later three more bullets from different places in the home showing that someone had in fact fired shots at the residence.

Another witness later told police Brown had stated an intention to take his gun and seek retribution against some people who had accused him of stealing.

Brown was taken into custody later in the day during a traffic stop.

A search of his vehicle resulted in 15 of the same bullets used to fire at the house being found, along with other rounds and similar empty shell casings.

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