Texas Man Sentenced in Renville Drive-by Shooting 06 Nov 13

A Texas man was sentenced Tuesday to 36 months in prison, which was stayed, five years of probation, 120 days in jail and a $700 fine on a felony charge of drive-by shooting for a May 2012 incident in Renville.

The West Central Tribune reports 36-year-old Javier Eliserio Barajas Jr. had previously entered a guilty plea to the charge in Renville County District Court. As part of a plea agreement, 10 additional felony charges of second-degree assault and weapons possession by a person convicted of a violent crime were dismissed.

The charges were filed after May 27, 2012, when law enforcement officers were called around 3 a.m. to the 400 block of Fourth Street Southeast in Renville.

Three people, those who were shot at, identified Barajas as the man who got out of a vehicle, shot a .40-caliber handgun at them and then got back into the vehicle, which sped away.