CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — According to the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office, a Cumberland County jury submitted a guilty verdict against 33-year-old Joel Richard Kent regarding a 2021 shooting in Wormleysburg Borough.
The Cumberland County District Attorney’s office says that on Aug. 25, 2021, Kent drove to a home in Wormleysburg, got out of his car, and fired eight shots into a bedroom window. Nobody was in the home at the time of the shooting and nobody was injured.
The district attorney’s office says Kent left the area driving fast and was later arrested on the same day. Police seized a firearm from Kent’s car that matched the description from the Wormleysburg shooting.
An investigation was launched, and police determined that the shooting arose from a personal dispute, according to the district attorney’s office.
Senior Assistant Cumberland County District Attorney Daniel Tarvin and Assistant Chief John Friel of the West Shore Regional Police Department prosecuted the case.
Kent failed to appear for his second day of trial on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023 but was later arrested on Jan. 26 in Perry County, Pennsylvania.
Kent’s sentencing is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023.