- Associated Press - Monday, July 6, 2015

MACON, Ga. (AP) - A man who fired shots at fisherman on a middle Georgia lake has been given a 20-year sentence.

Basil Ghali pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated assault and is ordered to spend six years of his sentence in prison and the rest on probation.

Men who were fishing on Lake Tobesofkee in March told sheriff’s deputies that someone standing on a home’s balcony had fired toward their boat. Deputies went to the home where the shots were fired, but left after a man inside told them to come back the next day.

Bibb County Sheriff David Davis has said the deputies who handled the case have been disciplined.

Ghali’s attorney Laura Hogue said he had PTSD and was drinking the night he shot at the fishermen’s boat.



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