One of two men involved in the shooting of a cab driver last year was sentenced to 40 years to life Wednesday morning. Jeffrey Allen Rector, 28, was convicted in April of charges including attempted murder, aggravated mayhem and participating in a criminal street gang, according to Kern County Superior Court records. Police have reported that Rector and 24-year-old Adrian Lyons, both of Los Angeles, assaulted a 54-year-old cab driver who had picked them up from Golden West Casino in April 2011. The cab driver had taken them to the 200 block of U Street when the men tried to rob him and shot him when he resisted. Both men were spotted later that day at the Greyhound bus station, police said. One was detained there, and the other left in a cab but was detained a short distance away. Further investigation revealed both were responsible for the attack, and a jury convicted Rector of six and Lyons of four felonies. Lyons is scheduled to be sentenced June 5.
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