A jury found the defendant, Robert Neil Turner, guilty of one count of aggravated assault and the misdemeanor counts of DUI and public drunkenness. He was sentenced to a total of 10 years for the offenses by Superior Court Judge Hugh Wingfield, and the sentence was allowed to be served on probation.
Turner was charged with four counts of aggravated assault, each with the maximum sentence of 20 years to serve in prison.
The trial began with jury selection March 27 and concluded at 5 p.m. March 29. The jurors heard from 14 witnesses from the state and two defense witnesses, one of whom was Turner.
The reason for the charges was an incident that occurred at a restaurant in Gray Oct. 15, 2011. A report of the incident by Gray Police Officer Brent Zimmerman stated that he was called at 3 a.m. concerning the report of a man pointing a gun at a group of people in the parking lot.
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