2013 shooting lands JC man in prison

A Jefferson City man will spend two years in prison after pleading guilty to charges in connection with a shooting on New Years Day 2013 in Jefferson City.

Byron Betts, 30, pleaded guilty to tampering with physical evidence and resisting arrest.

A charge of unlawful possession of a firearm was dismissed.

Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statements show Byron’s brother, Brandon, was the victim of the assault at Phillips 66, 807 Stadium Blvd.

Store video shows Byron next to the gas pumps, firing a handgun at least twice at the man who shot his brother.

Byron took Brandon to Capital Region Medical Center and Brandon was later transferred to University Hospital in Columbia, where he was treated and released.

Byron’s probable cause statement shows he fled Capital Region after dropping his brother off, but he was eventually arrested.

While being treated, Brandon’s clothes were examined, and more than $2,100 in cash was found in his pants pockets along with 12 grams of marijuana.

A search of his vehicle turned up an unopened box of plastic baggies, which is commonly used for narcotics distribution.


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