Anthony Allen Garner Jr.

Anthony Allen Garner Jr.

A Hanceville-area man has been convicted on all four counts against him in relation to a 2017 shooting incident that injured no one, but led to a charge of attempted murder.

A Cullman County jury convicted Anthony Allen Garner Jr. on four separate counts stemming from the Oct. 2017 shooting, in which Garner fired into a vehicle occupied by a female and a male occupant.

Garner, 49, was found guilty of attempted murder (a Class A felony punishable by up to life in prison), as well as discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, menacing, and reckless endangerment. The latter two charges are misdemeanors.

Cullman County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Garner at the scene of the incident, concluding that Garner had intentionally rammed the two victims with his vehicle as they pulled away from Shady Grove East Baptist Church, just south of Holly Pond, onto County Road 783.

Investigators said Garner fired one shot at the male occupant of the vehicle, striking neither victim, and then got into a physical altercation with both.

A grand jury indicted Garner in February of last year on all four of the original charges for which he was found guilty this week. Garner, who was tried in the court of Cullman Circuit Judge Martha Williams, is being held without bond in the Cullman County Detention Center ahead of his sentencing date. The court has set his sentencing for Nov. 1.

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