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Shooter banned from guns
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A man accused of shooting a fisherman on Harvest Farms Lake has been warned not to be in possession of any firearm while he awaits trial on two aggravated assault charges.
Floyd Kirby Jr., 75, was told by Judge Larry Ross in court Tuesday to have no guns and no contact with the victim while he is free on bond. His preliminary hearing has been set for June 28.
Kirby is charged with opening fire on two fishermen behind his home on Tom Grissom Road. He hit one of the men Ken “Stumpy” Murray, who lives just a few doors down. The blast knocked Murray out of the boat and into the water.
The other passenger, Stan Owenby, was not hit by gunfire. He reportedly yelled at Kirby to stop firing as he was trying to get the boat motor started so they could leave.
Prosecutors opted not to charge Kirby with attempted murder, although the grand jury could decide to upgrade the charges if enough evidence is presented during preliminary hearing to send the case to the grand jury. Aggravated assault carries three to six years in prison.
In other court action Tuesday:
• Phillip Grissom was ordered to serve 90 days and will be given the option to attend inpatient rehab for violation of probation.
• Ronald Johnson was ordered to serve 48 hours, perform 24 hours public service work, pay a $350 fine and have his license revoked for one year for first-offense DUI.
• Robert A. Lyle was ordered to serve 48 hours for failure to appear.
• Lisa Minter was given an 11-month, 29-day sentence with the option to be released for inpatient treatment for possession of schedule VI, IV, and III drugs.
• Kristy Mullican was ordered to serve 48 hours for failure to appear.
• John Reynolds was ordered to serve 48 hours of an 11-29 sentence, perform 24 hours public service work, and had his license revoked for one year for underage consumption and driving on a suspended license.
• Ashley Anderson was ordered to serve the balance of her sentence for violation of probation.
• Joseph Ashmore was ordered to serve the balance of his sentence for violation of probation. He was given the option to attend inpatient rehab.
• Roy Connell Jr., was ordered to serve 30 days for violation of probation.
• Michael Ellis was ordered to perform 48 hours public service work, have his probation extended for six months, and have his diversion set aside for violation of probation.
• Tracy McBride was ordered to serve 60 days for violation of probation.
• Jane Pace was ordered to serve the balance of her sentence for violation of probation.
• James Puller was given an 11-29 probationary sentence and ordered to have no contact with the victim for domestic assault.
• Brandon Roach was ordered to serve 190 days for theft of property under $500, simple possession of a schedule VI drug, violation of probation, and failure to appear.
• James Sons was ordered to serve the balance of his sentence for violation of probation.
• Jessica Young was ordered to serve 120 days for third-offense DUI. Her 1992 Geo Metro was also seized.
• Joshua Young was given an 11-29 sentence for two worthless checks.
• Samantha Davenport was ordered to serve 10 days for failure to appear.