LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - One of three people arrested in connection to a shooting incident that occurred on Winston Ranch Road in January accepted a plea bargain for 10 years probation.
In exchange for the plea bargain, Destini Williams, 25, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and tampering with evidence. She received a sentence of 10 years probation for each charge, but she will be serving the concurrently, which means she will be serving them at the same time.
Williams appeared in Judge Paul White's 159th Judicial District Court for a plea hearing Monday afternoon.
According to a previous East Texas News story, a man and a woman, Benjamin Bogany, of Lufkin, and Williams, were driving a Honda when they confronted Andrew Jackson Netherton III about some stolen items. At the time, Netherton was driving a Nissan pickup.
The couple chased Netherton, and both vehicles wrecked. Lt. Charles Lawrence with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office said it appeared that Bogany started shooting first, and Netherton returned fire. No one was hit by the gun fire.
A witness told ACSO deputies that Williams jumped out of the vehicle and tried to bury some drugs. According to a previous story, Williams seemed shocked that she was getting arrested.
All three people were arrested at the scene. Bogany was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and Williams was charged with aggravated assault and tampering with evidence. Netherton was charged with felony possession of a firearm.