A 29-year-old Conway man was given five years of probation after pleading guilty to a 2016 shooting incident.
Jacori Frazier was charged with first-degree battery for shooting his girlfriend’s brother at a residence on Second Street in Conway last year.
Frazier entered a negotiated plea deal Friday and was ultimately sentenced to five years of probation.
Faulkner County Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland said the case was difficult to prosecute because the victim was uncooperative with authorities.
"Unfortunately, the victim in this case refused to cooperative with law enforcement from the very beginning of the investigation and would rather ‘settle things’ on the streets," Hiland said. "It’s certainly frustrating for our office and members of law enforcement that seek to keep our community safe."
Officers responded to the duplex at 5:03 p.m. July 25, 2016.
According to an affidavit, Frazier said he felt threatened by the victim, David Jones, during a game of dice and shot him in his "left hip bone area."
Frazier’s girlfriend told police the two were arguing over money following a dice game that Frazier lost.
"She advised that after arguing, Mr. Frazier acted as if he was attempting to retrieve the money and brandished a black handgun, shooting Mr. Jones," the affidavit reads. "She stated that Mr. Frazier then fled the residence and that she pursued him, ultimately jumping on him at the door. She advised that Mr. Frazier broke free, then fled southbound between surrounding residences."
According to the affidavit, Frazier and Jones were arguing over $5.