Man Gets 20 Years for Shooting at Troopers

by | Jun 8, 2023 | Conviction Alert, news

Man Gets 20 Years for Shooting at Troopers

In the early morning hours of January 9, 2021, Trooper Joshua Staff observed Larry Bryant, age 28, texting and driving while in downtown Macon. When Trooper Staff signaled for Bryant to pull over, Bryant refused, and a vehicle pursuit through downtown Macon ensued. Troopers Linwood Holloway and Alan Rhodes joined the chase and Bryant’s vehicle was immobilized at the intersection of D street and E Street in the Alphabet City neighborhood. Bryant then ran from troopers on foot. As Trooper Holloway positioned his vehicle to cut off the foot pursuit, Bryant produced a .40 caliber handgun and fired six shots at the troopers. All six shots struck Trooper Holloway’s vehicle, with one bullet passing through the sleeve of his coat.

None of the troopers was injured, and Bryant was quickly apprehended. The troopers found the handgun Bryant used to shoot at the troopers in a residential garbage can a few feet from the incident location. GBI firearms expert Noah Burdick matched the six shell casings to the handgun found in the trash can.

Bryant entered a Guilty plea on June 6, 2023, on two counts of Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer. Bryan received a total of 20 years to serve concurrently on each count.

“Gun violence is never acceptable, regardless of the target,” said Anita Howard, Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney. “Our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe, and we will do our part in holding people accountable for aggression towards police.”

Bryant was on probation at the time of this incident for a 2014 conviction related to the Georgia Street Gang and Terrorism Act. Bryant pled Guilty to the 2014 charge under Georgia’s First Offender Act. He was one year from completion of his sentence when this shooting occurred. As a result, the Court stripped Bryant of his First Offender Status, adjudicated him Guilty for that crime and resentenced him to the maximum of 20 years the Gang statute carries.  Bryant was remanded to prison following his pleas.

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