TALLADEGA COUNTY -- A Talladega County jury of 11 men and one woman deliberated for a little more than an hour Thursday morning before convicting Anthony Davon Morris, 31, of Alpine, of two counts of shooting into an unoccupied vehicle and one count of shooting into an unoccupied dwelling, according to Assistant District Attorney Christina Kilgore.
Talladega County Circuit Judge Julian King did not announce a date for sentencing, but the crimes Morris was convicted of are class C felonies, punishable by one year and one day to 10 years in prison.
Morris was accused of shooting into two cars and a house on Sept. 5, 2016, following a disagreement of some kind that seems to have originated on Facebook, according to court testimony.
According to Sgt. Mike Jones of the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office, the victim identified Morris as a suspect, but deputies were not able to locate him until he sought treatment for a grazing gunshot wound to his arm. Morris stopped cooperating with investigators after he was arrested, and the investigation into his shooting remains ongoing, Jones said.
Morris’s defense called his girlfriend at the time of the shooting as an alibi witness. She claimed she had been having sex with Morris in Harpersville while the shootings were happening. Kilgore said the fact that the two exchanged numerous text messages during this period made that unlikely.