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Johnson City man pleads guilty to lesser charge in shooting

October 29th, 2012 10:04 pm by Becky Campbell

JOHNSON CITY — A Johnson City man charged in a 2011 bar shooting pleaded guilty to a reduced charged in Washington County Criminal Court on Monday.

Moses A. Ballard, 27, was arrested after the Feb. 2 shooting at Big G’s nightclub. He was charged with attempted first-degree murder for shooting 39-year-old Michael Gaitor.

In the plea agreement, Ballard was sentenced to eight years in prison, but he is eligible for probation. That hearing is scheduled for Jan. 8.

Read the full story on the Johnson City Press website.

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