published Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Fred's store shooter gets 25-year sentence in Alabama

DeKalb County, Ala., officials say Kelly Jack Mayo, the man charged in 2012 with the shooting in Rainsville of two Fred's store employees during a robbery attempt has pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder.

Mayo, 47, of Fort Payne, was sentenced to 25 years in prison in a plea arrangement reached this month, according to officials with the Ninth Judicial Circuit District Attorney's office.

The shooting left one of the employees paralyzed and another with injuries limiting his ability to walk.

For complete details, see tomorrow's Chattanooga Times Free Press.

about Ben Benton...

Ben Benton is a news reporter at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He covers Southeast Tennessee and previously covered North Georgia education. Ben has worked at the Times Free Press since November 2005, first covering Bledsoe and Sequatchie counties and later adding Marion, Grundy and other counties in the northern and western edges of the region to his coverage. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Tenn., a graduate of Bradley Central High School. Benton ...

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