Man sentenced to 35 years in shooting of cab driver
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A man convicted of shooting a cab driver during a robbery attempt in 2010 has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.
Rakeem Deon King, 21, was found guilty of attempted murder, armed robbery and possession of a firearm.
Solicitor Scarlett Wilson announced Wednesday in a news release that King had been sentenced to 35 years in prison.
Wilson said King called a cab Nov. 26, 2010, in North Charleston. Once there, King entered the cab and put a gun to the driver's head, demanding money, according to a news release from Wilson's office.
King fired one shot, which was deflected, and the driver was shot in the arm.
Police arrested king after tracing his phone number.
"King is a prime example of why people who have proven they can't behave while on bond need to be held until their trial date," Wilson said in the news release.