Macon – A Macon man was sentenced to prison on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to shooting a woman last year.
Kris Tyrone Reese, 46, pleaded guilty to family violence-related aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon during crime. He was sentenced to serve 20 years. The first 12 years must be served in prison.
If the case had gone to trial, Chief Assistant District Attorney Nancy Scott Malcor would have presented evidence showing Reese shot his girlfriend in the chest on March 25, 2018, following an argument. The shooting occurred in Reese’s Ford Explorer. Bibb County deputies recovered a spent .380-caliber shell casing from the passenger seat and a .380-caliber pistol in the front yard of a nearby house. Reese told authorities the gun went off accidentally.
Reese has multiple prior felony convictions for aggravated assault, burglary, robbery, obstruction and possession of cocaine stretching back to 1991.
Speaking after the hearing, District Attorney David Cooke said, “Mr. Reese is fortunate this victim survived and he wasn’t on trial for murder. This sentence assures justice for the victim and hopefully will give Mr. Reese time to reconsider his life choices.”
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