Marietta man convicted of shooting another man


(Source: Marietta Police Department)(Source: Marietta Police Department)


A fist fight that lead to a shooting has landed a Marietta man behind bars for a decade.

Jason Lamont Townes was found guilty of aggravated assault, aggravated battery, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. The 41-year-old is sentenced to 20 years with 10 years to serve in prison and the rest on probation.

In July 2016 Townes got into a fight with a man outside of a barber shop in the 1100 block of Powder Springs Street.

Patrons inside the barber shop broke up the fight, and then Townes pulled a .45 caliber handgun from his waistband.

The victim attempted to flee the scene but was unsuccessful. Townes caught up with the man and shot him in the leg.

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