Beaumont shooter gets 25 years for aggravated assault

Beaumont shooter gets 25 years for aggravated assault

District Attorney Bob Wortham announced that a jury of the 252nd District Court found Carey Dexter Booker guilty of aggravated assault and sentenced him to 25 years in prison.

Aggravated assault is a second-degree felony, but with the defendant’s two prior third-degree felony convictions for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), this case was enhanced to habitual offender status, punishable by a minimum of 25 years to a maximum of 99 years in prison. 

On July 23, 2014, officers with the Beaumont Police Department were dispatched to the Maple Housing Apartments around 9:00 p.m. in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located the shooting victim who had been shot in his backside and was lying in the grass outside of the apartments. Eyewitnesses identified Carey Booker as the shooter who had fled the scene. A few hours later, officers made contact with Booker who evaded on foot with a handgun spotted in his left-hand. After Booker was placed into custody, a gun-shot residue analysis came back positive for Booker recently firing a weapon.        

The jury found the Defendant guilty on September 15, and sentenced the defendant today to 25 years in prison. Judge Raquel West presided over the trial. Assistant District Attorneys Logan Campbell and Luke Nichols prosecuted the case.