A 20-year-old man who was involved in a drive-by shooting that injured a man as he slept in his Billings home has been sentenced to five years with the state Department of Corrections. District Judge Susan Watters sentenced Julius Joseph Dorsch on Thursday for felony aggravated assault by accountability. Prosecutors say Dorsch was driving when a passenger — 19-year-old Jared Dean Whitehawk — fired eight rounds into a house Oct. 1, hitting 21-year-old Joseph Dorn once in the buttocks area. Whitehawk was sentenced to 10 years in state custody.

Watters also gave Dorsch a concurrent sentence Thursday for his role in an unrelated 2008 attack that injured three people and left one of the victims with a serious brain injury.

Dorsch was ordered to pay more than $38,000 in joint restitution for both incidents.

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