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Man pleads guilty to shooting at JC club

A Jefferson City man was placed on five years supervised probation after pleading guilty to charges in connection with a June 2012 shooting at Club Motivation on Industrial Drive.

Dwight Morgan, 32, of 1112 Cordell, was charged with first-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action.

According to police reports, an officer patrolling near the 2300 block of Industrial Drive heard a gunshot fired near the club.

As the officer arrived, he heard several more shots being fired. There was a large crowd, and several vehicles on the lot when the officer arrived.

Witnesses at the scene described a black SUV which had just left the area, and that the driver, Morgan, was responsible for shooting at an employee of the club.

No one was injured by the gunfire.

Officers attempted to pursue the vehicle, but could not immediately locate it.

A short time later, there was a report of a single-vehicle injury accident in the 200 block of Boonville Road, and it was the SUV with Morgan at the wheel.

During the ensuing investigation, two firearms, several ounces of marijuana and a large amount of currency were recovered from the wrecked vehicle.

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