Macon – A Macon man was sentenced to prison Monday after he pleaded guilty to brandishing a gun while robbing the McDonald’s on Macon’s Gray Highway on Nov. 3, 2018.
Donte Sherrod Grayer, 27, pleaded guilty to armed robbery and aggravated assault. A Bibb County Superior Court Judge sentenced him to serve 20 years. The first 10 years must be served in prison without the possibility of parole.
If the case had gone to trial, prosecutor Shelley Milton would have presented evidence showing Grayer entered the McDonald’s at 550 Gray Highway at about 11 p.m. He brandished a gun toward an employee while demanding to speak with the manager. The employee took Grayer to the rear of the restaurant where Grayer forced the manager to open the safe. At some point, the gun fired but no one was injured.
After taking the money from the safe, Grayer left and was last seen heading behind the restaurant. Employees soon heard another gunshot. Witnesses found Grayer had been shot in the leg by his own gun.
By the time law enforcement arrived, Grayer was only wearing his boxers. The stolen money and clothing matching the description of the McDonald’s robber were recovered nearby.
“Mr. Grayer placed everyone inside that McDonald’s in grave danger the moment he pulled a gun. I’m grateful no one else was injured,” said District Attorney David Cooke. “I hope Mr. Grayer spends the next 10 years reflecting on the cost of his crime and how lucky he is that he didn’t pay with his life.”
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