Thursday, February 28, 2013
Man enters guilty plea in 2011 shooting
By SUE WATSON
A shooting incident almost two years ago, that left one man dead and another injured, has been resolved in Marshall County Circuit Court.
It happened April 25, 2011, in the parking lot outside the Bearcat Sports Bar at Holly Inn on Highway 178.
The defendant, Jeremy McGauyhey, 35, of the Marshall County area, pled guilty before Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth last week and was sentenced Tuesday.
McGauyhey has been incarcerated since he was arrested about 10 days following the incident, according to Det. Elijah Wilson with the Holly Springs Police Department.
He said the defendant shot and killed Melvin Greer of Holly Springs and shot and injured Jeremy Boyd of Holly Springs.
McGauyhey fled the city after the crime and was tracked to Texas by officers with the U.S. Marshal Service.
The defendant pled guilty to manslaughter by culpable negligence in the death of Greer and to the aggravated assault of Boyd. A felon in possession of a firearm charge was dropped.
Judge Howorth sentenced McGauyhey to 20 years on the manslaughter charge with four years suspended. The defendant was sentenced to 20 years with 10 years suspended in the aggravated assault charge. The sentences are to run concurrently and also include five years post release supervision, according to circuit clerk Lucy Carpenter.
McGauyhey was indicted July 7, 2011, by a Marshall County grand jury. He has been held without bond since being taken into custody. He was represented by attorney Kevin W. Frye of Oxford.
The Bearcat Sports Bar has not been in operation since the shooting. It was voluntarily shut down by the owner, according to Detective Wilson.
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