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Guilty plea in shooting case
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Forsyth County News

A man accused of attempting to shoot a Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputy last fall has pleaded guilty to the charges against him.

Hollis Dean Garmon, 39, on Monday received a sentence of 20 years, seven of which will be served in prison.

He pleaded guilty that same day to one count each of aggravated assault, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

He also entered guilty pleas to two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Prosecutors dropped a charge against him of theft by receiving, court documents show.

Jury selection in his trial was expected to begin Monday.

Late last week, Forsyth County Superior Court Judge David L. Dickinson denied requests filed by Garmon’s attorney, Robert Kenner, to suppress evidence in the case.

Kenner also sought a change of venue, which Dickinson said could be reconsidered during jury selection.

Authorities have said Garmon was shot Oct. 21, 2010, after deputies showed up at a Keith Bridge Road mobile home to talk to one of his acquaintances.

They had not been able to locate Garmon, who was wanted for a burglary.

When Sheriff’s Sgt. Scott Wilson and Investigator Tom McCullagh arrived, Garmon reportedly ran out the back and grabbed a shotgun out of a nearby pickup.