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'Duck Dynasty' family members get protection orders against drive-by shooting suspect

USA TODAY logo USA TODAY 4/30/2020 Ashley Mott, Monroe News-Star

Willie Robertson wearing a suit and tie: Willie Robertson from the show ‘Duck Dynasty’ speaks at the Monday evening session during the 2016 Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena. © Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Willie Robertson from the show ‘Duck Dynasty’ speaks at the Monday evening session during the 2016 Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena. As of Monday afternoon, three members of 'Duck Dynasty's Robertson family have been issued orders of protection from the suspect in a Friday drive-by shooting. 

Daniel King Jr., 38, must stay at least 1,000 feet away from John Luke and Mary Kate Robertson as well as an infant until April 27, 2022.

According to an arrest warrant for King, he was the passenger in the Ford F-250 that fired shots that hit two homes belonging to the Robertson family.

The warrant states King pointed a .380 caliber out of the window and fired numerous rounds in the direction of two houses.

One shot went through a window at a home occupied by three people. The other residence shot at was occupied by five people.

The warrant said, “deputies located a spent .380 caliber casing on scene.”

King told deputies he shot a .380 caliber from the vehicle but was attempting to see if the safety was on or not. He said the gun fired numerous times while in his hands.

King also said he was drinking vodka at the time of the shooting.

The report also said a juvenile was in the vehicle at the time and told deputies King put the handgun outside of the window and fired multiple rounds.

The stipulations in the protective orders are a condition of bail.

King was charged with one count of aggravated assault by drive-by shooting; bail was set at $150,000.

King was also booked on two charges of criminal neglect of family. Both are misdemeanors with one fine paid and one warrant recalled.

King remains in custody as of Monday afternoon.  

The property belongs to Willie Robertson. According to Robertson, one of the shots went through the bedroom window of the home where son John Luke Robertson lives with his wife, Mary Kate McEachern, and their infant child. Nobody was injured.

"We were pretty shook up," Robertson said in a Sunday interview with USA TODAY Network. "It looks like they were just spraying bullets across my property." Robertson said 8-10 shots were fired.

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