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After 11-minute deliberation, South Georgia inmate gets 20 years

Appling County jury takes little time to convict man of beating two guards at pre-release center

Posted: April 24, 2014 - 3:54pm  |  Updated: April 24, 2014 - 6:58pm
Antinto Seantre Johnson  Appling County Sheriff's Office
Appling County Sheriff's Office
Antinto Seantre Johnson

An Appling County jury took just 11 minutes to convict a Waycross man of assaulting two guards at a pre-release center after which a judge sentenced him to 20 years in prison, officials said.

Ironically Antinto Seantre Johnson, 34, was just three weeks from release in April 2012 when he attacked two officers at the Appling County Pre-release Center. He injured one so badly he had to retire on disability, said Lee J. Sweat, the Appling County chief deputy.

“It took about a half a dozen to get him subdued,’’ Sweat said.

Assistant District Attorney Jan Kennedy prosecuted the case Wednesday and jury came back with the quick verdict of guilty on charges of aggravated battery and obstruction of an officer with violence.

Superior Court Judge E.M. Wilkes III then sentenced Johnson to 25 years, 20 in prison and five on probation.

Johnson was in the pre-release center completing a prison sentence for possession of cocaine and possession of a firearm by a felon.

District Attorney Jackie Johnson thanked the jurors for giving their time, although it wasn’t much.

 

Terry Dickson: (912) 264-0405

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CuriousMe
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CuriousMe 04/25/14 - 07:36 am
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Yep that state income tax

Yep that state income tax keeps a lot of us from going there.

Twang Banger
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Twang Banger 04/24/14 - 08:41 pm
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Between the new Georgia

Between the new Georgia concealed carry laws and this jury's swift decision, I'm thinking more and more of migrating to the Peach State. Just thing of the throngs that would migrate if they would dump that stupid state income tax!

johnctaughtme
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johnctaughtme 04/24/14 - 04:18 pm
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Turning a three-week

Turning a three-week remaining sentence into twenty years. Yet another look into the flawed thinking of the criminal mind.

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PhDBlack 04/24/14 - 04:08 pm
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Waste no time....

Waste no time....

uglydoggy
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uglydoggy 04/24/14 - 04:09 pm
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Why no photo ?

Why no photo ?

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