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 June 20, 2013

AG ANNOUNCES CONVICTION AND SENTENCE FOR SHOOTING

(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Luther Strange announced the sentencing of a Spanish Fort man for shooting into an occupied vehicle and second-degree assault. Tyson Taiwian Goodman, 31, today was sentenced to 15 years for the discharge of gun into an occupied vehicle and five years for the second-degree assault. Both sentences are to run concurrently. In addition, Goodman was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $250 to the Alabama Crime Victim’s Compensation Fund.

On April 9, after a short deliberation, a jury in Baldwin County Circuit Court returned a guilty verdict against Goodman.  The Attorney General’s Office presented testimony at trial from victims and law enforcement about the crime.  On January 2, 2012, the victims were in a vehicle backing out of Goodman’s driveway when he shot at them into the vehicle six times with a .38 caliber handgun, striking Kyle Tyree of Perdido four times and causing physical injuries. Two other men in the car were not hit by the bullets. The victims were acquaintances of Goodman.

“I am pleased that this defendant has been held to account and will serve a significant prison sentence for his crimes,” said Attorney General Strange.  He commended Assistant Attorneys General James H. Rutter, III and Ternisha Miles of his Criminal Trials Division for their work in handling this case, and he thanked the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office.    

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