A Jefferson City woman has been sentenced to four years in prison in connection with a June 2018 shooting in the Capital City.
Kendra Bacon, 36, pleaded guilty during a hearing before Cole County Judge Jon Beetem to a charge of hindering prosecution.
A charge of unlawful use of a weapon against Bacon was dismissed by prosecutors.
Bacon's sentence will run concurrent with other sentences she's serving in the Department of Corrections.
In earlier proceedings, Joseph Wilson, 33, of Jefferson City, had been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon in this case, but prosecutors dismissed that charge after Wilson agreed to admit he had violated parole conditions. At the time of the 2018 shooting, Wilson was on parole after being found guilty of second-degree assault in 2014 in Cole County. After admitting to the parole violation, his parole was revoked and he was sentenced to five years in prison.
The shooting occurred just before 1 a.m. June 27, 2018, in the 100 block of Boonville Road, according to Jefferson City Police Department reports. A man was shot and transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Police determined Wilson was involved in this shooting, and during an interview with police, Wilson admitted to being in an altercation with the gunshot victim just prior to the man being shot. Wilson said the argument was over narcotics.
Wilson admitted to purchasing a gun a couple of days before the shooting. He also said he had taken the gun apart and disposed of it after the shooting.
Bacon was charged for preventing the apprehension of Wilson by providing him with transportation to flee from authorities.