SIOUX CITY -- A Sioux City teenager was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for a January drive-by shooting at a Morningside home.
Caleb Harding, 18, pleaded guilty in Woodbury County District Court to intimidation with a dangerous weapon, going armed with intent, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a prescription drug and two counts of carrying a dangerous weapon.
Senior Judge John Ackerman sentenced Harding in accordance with a plea agreement Harding reached with prosecutors. Harding must serve at least five years in prison before he's eligible for parole.
Harding and Julian Lopez fired several shots at a house and vehicle in the 5100 block of Lorraine Avenue in the early morning hours of Jan. 29.
The two had conspired to scare a person they were feuding with. Four people were in the house when Harding, Lopez and two others drove by and shot at the home. The bullets went through windows, doors and siding and struck vehicles, but none of the occupants was struck.
Harding was later pulled over by officers who observed him texting while driving. He was found in possession of two loaded 9mm handguns containing rounds that matched the shell casings found at the scene of the shooting. The other two people in the car were not charged.
Lopez, 19, of Sioux City, was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to intimidation with a dangerous weapon and second-degree criminal mischief. He and Harding were ordered to pay restitution for the damage to the victims' house and vehicle.