Shooter In Greenwood Drug Deal Gone Wrong Gets 30 Years

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SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) – The shooter in a Greenwood drug deal gone bad was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to three felony charges.

Steven Harden pleaded guilty to felony first-degree battery, being a felon in possession of a firearm and theft by receiving, according to the Sebastian County Prosecutor’s Office. He was sentenced to 20 years for the first count, 10 years for the second and six years for the third.

Harden’s first and second counts will run consecutively, while the third count will run concurrently, bringing the total number of years sentenced to 30, prosecutors said.

An additional 10-year sentence is suspended.

Greenwood officers responded in May 2014 to a shooting at Sunrise Apartments on Dogwood Street. Police said an investigation revealed the shooting came from a disagreement over a drug deal.

A medical helicopter flew the injured man to Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, where he was treated. Harden, the shooter, was arrested by responding officers.

Police said they seized mushrooms and a 9-millimeter handgun during the call.