On Sept. 22, 2016, the victim returned to his Lowell Place home from his daughter’s back-to-school night when John Searles, who was wearing a ski mask, emerged from the driveway and ran towards him, firing multiple shots. The victim was not hit.
The victim rushed Searles, tackled him, grabbed Searles’ 9 mm Ruger and threw it into a neighboring yard, authorities said.
As they fought, Searles said to the victim, “You have a $20,000 bounty on your head,” the victim told police.
A second person tried to separate the two and then fled with Searles in a black Nissan Altima. The identity of that person is unknown, authorities said this week.
Searles was found guilty of attempted murder and weapons offenses at a trial in June. He must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.
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