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Man sentenced of shooting Memphis tow truck driver

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A Memphis man has been sentenced for shooting a tow truck driver.

Joseph Profitt, 30, was convicted of two counts of attempted second-degree murder, three counts of aggravated assault and one count of employment of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony.

Profitt, and his brother David, reportedly attacked the driver October 3, 2012.

Scotty Arnold was towing cars from an apartment complex at Tulane and Shelby Drive.

Arnold was shot in the back, critically wounded and left paralyzed as he tried to drive away.

A fellow employee with him chased Joseph Proffitt, captured him and held him for police.

Proffitt’s brother, David, 29, was still armed with a .40-cal. handgun when he was located and arrested by police later.

David Proffitt pled guilty this summer to aggravated assault and is awaiting sentencing.


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