A 21-year-old Blair man was sentenced to 18 to 48 months in prison Tuesday in Washington County District Court for his part in a drug deal that led to shots being fired near a school.

Davante L. Van Loon, 21, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver in exchange for the dismissal of six counts of aiding and abetting a felony. Van Loon was given credit for 209 days served in the Washington County Jail.

According to an affidavit filed in Washington County Court, Van Loon and Curtis Frost, 21, of Fort Calhoun, arrived in the parking lot of Fort Calhoun Elementary School in a blue Chevrolet Tahoe on June 23 to sell marijuana.

Four prospective buyers in a Lincoln Town Car allegedly tried to rob them. Frost, according to the affidavit, admitted to getting out of the vehicle and firing “approximately nine shots” from a handgun at the Lincoln.

Deputies located the Lincoln shortly after the shooting and found no one had been struck by bullets, although one person was injured by broken glass. A tip led deputies to interview Frost and Van Loon.

Frost is free after paying 10 percent of $250,000 bail or $25,000. He is charged with four counts of attempted felony assault, use of a firearm to commit a felony, unlawful discharge of a firearm, possession of firearm by a prohibited person and possession of a firearm near a school.

Contact the writer: 402-444-1272, kevin.cole@owh.com

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