Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Striking Southeast Missouri Joggers

JACKSON, Mo. (AP) – An Arkansas man who admitted driving into a group of joggers in southeast Missouri has been given a 12-year prison term.

The Southeast Missourian reports 19-year-old Vincent Anderson, of Little Rock, was sentenced Tuesday in Cape Girardeau County Circuit Court.

Anderson pleaded guilty last month to first-degree assault, admitting he drove directly at the joggers in downtown Cape Girardeau last Oct. 28 in a stolen car. Three people suffered minor injuries.

Anderson’s passenger, 27-year-old Marcus Jones, of Cotton Plant, Ark., was sentenced earlier to 90 days in jail for two misdemeanors in connection with the case.

A prosecutor showed the judge at Tuesday’s sentencing two videos taken from Jones’s cellphone, in which a man is heard swearing and laughing as tires squeal in the background.

Anderson apologized Tuesday to the victims.

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