A Milton man faces 30 years in state prison after he was convicted of assault on a person over 65, stemming from an incident where he threw a rock at the man and the man's car.
Gregory Omar Johnson, 30, of Milton faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 30 years to life in prison after he was convicted of aggravated battery on a person 65 years or older, according to a press release from the State Attorney's Office. Johnson was also convicted of aggravated battery on a person 65 years or older with a deadly weapon and throwing a deadly missile into an occupied vehicle.
On Oct. 28, 2013, Johnson was at the Dollar General on Stewart Street in Milton with Barbara Baggett. The two were arguing and Baggett called a family friend, 71-year-old Lenville Lainhart, to come pick her up. As Baggett and Lainhart were leaving, Johnson threw a large rock at the vehicle. The rock struck Lainhart in the head, causing a laceration. Johnson then threw a second rock, which struck the car near the driver's window. Lainhart reported the crime to Milton police, who canvased the area and apprehended Johnson a few blocks away.
Sentencing is set for Feb. 11, 2015 before Circuit Judge John Miller, who presided over the trial. Johnson faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 30 years to life in state prison as a Prison Releasee Reoffender and Habitual Felony Offender.
The investigation and arrest were conducted by the Milton Police Department. Assistant State Attorney Jason English prosecuted the case.