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June 20, 2013
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Luther Strange
Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491
Alabama Attorney General
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(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Luther Strange announced the sentencing
of a Spanish Fort man for shooting into an occupied vehicle and second-degree assault.
Tyson Taiwian Goodman, 31, today was sentenced to 15 years for the discharge of gun
into an occupied vehicle and five years for the second-degree assault. Both sentences are
to run concurrently. In addition, Goodman was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $250 to
the Alabama Crime Victim’s Compensation Fund.
On April 9, after a short deliberation, a jury in Baldwin County Circuit Court
returned a guilty verdict against Goodman. The Attorney General’s Office presented
testimony at trial from victims and law enforcement about the crime. On January 2, 2012,
the victims were in a vehicle backing out of Goodman’s driveway when he shot at them
into the vehicle six times with a .38 caliber handgun, striking Kyle Tyree of Perdido four
times and causing physical injuries. Two other men in the car were not hit by the bullets.
The victims were acquaintances of Goodman.
“I am pleased that this defendant has been held to account and will serve a
significant prison sentence for his crimes,” said Attorney General Strange. He
commended Assistant Attorneys General James H. Rutter, III and Ternisha Miles of his
Criminal Trials Division for their work in handling this case, and he thanked the Baldwin
County Sheriff’s Office.

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