- Associated Press - Saturday, May 7, 2016

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Prosecutors say a man has been sentenced to 175 years in prison after shootout with Crawford County deputies that left one deputy injured last year.

Macon Judicial District Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Bobbit the Telegraph (http://bit.ly/1TuNsZR ) that jurors found 32-year-old Rickey Eugene Smithey Jr. guilty on Friday. Capt. Johnny Cleveland was struck in the shoulder by shrapnel from a bullet during the shootout that occurred March 14, 2015. Smithey was shot in the arm and hip.

Bobbit says a deputy was dispatched at Bo’s Racer Food Store after a customer noticed a store clerk appeared afraid while interacting with Smithey at the store. A shootout ensued after the deputies told Smithey to surrender.

Bobbit says Smithey was convicted of aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a peace deputy and attempted murder.

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