SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A Cowpens man received a 25-year prison sentence Friday for his role in a drive-by shooting.

The Spartanburg County Solicitor’s Office said Bobby Hank Wright pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, two counts of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

We previously reported that Spartanburg County deputies responded to a drive-by shooting on the 1000 block of Thomas Road in Spartanburg in Jan. 2019.

Deputies found a man inside the home who had been hit by one of the rounds. Marcus Pierre Kirk, 34, died inside his house from a gunshot from the passing car that Wright and his co-defendants were riding in.

The solicitor’s office said three shell casings were found in the roadway in front of Kirk’s house. The size of the casings indicated two different weapons were used during the shooting.

Wright will have to serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for release.

“It appears a dispute over illegal drugs triggered the violence,” Assistant Solicitor Spenser Smith said. “It was a senseless crime.”

According to the solicitor’s office, Matthew Tyler Blackwell, 26, also pleaded guilty to murder, two counts of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and an unrelated drug trafficking charge in August.

Blackwell received a 38-year prison sentence.