Man To Serve 18 Years for Shooting Involving Madison Co. Deputy, Fayetteville Officers

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Joseph Shriver

(WHNT) – A man is now serving 18 years in prison for a 2011 chase and shooting that involved a Madison County sheriff’s deputy and two Fayetteville police officers.

Joseph Shriver pleaded guilty in February and is serving an 18-year prison sentence. Judge Forest Durard sentenced Shriver.

This sentence is for shooting at two Fayetteville Police officers, injuring one.

Shriver was charged with attempted murder, evading arrest and possession of a firearm.

In November 2011, Madison County Sheriff’s deputy Brent Beavers spotted a car matching the description of a vehicle seen leaving a convenience store robbery. Beavers pulled the car over near the intersection of Joe Quick Road and Highway 231/431 in Hazel Green.

Authorities say Shriver was driving the car and got out and sprayed bullets, hitting Beavers in the face. Deputy Beavers was seriously wounded.

Authorities say Shriver then drove to Fayetteville and shot at two officers. One of them, Justin Raby, was hit in the shoulder with shrapnel.

The February plea agreement and sentencing was for the portion of the crime that took place in Fayetteville.

Shriver still faces charges in Madison County for injuring Deputy Beavers.

Here’s more background information on the case.