Macon – Jurors found a 23-year-old Macon man guilty of armed robbery and other charges Thursday following a four-day trial in Bibb County Superior Court.
Denyke Trayvon Glenn was convicted of armed robbery, aggravated assault and aggravated battery. His sentencing date has not yet been set. He could face a sentence of up to life in prison plus 20 years.
Prosecutor Sandra Matson presented evidence during the trial showing:
Glenn and two other people went to a Bloomfield Road home just after midnight on Feb. 9, 2017, to buy marijuana from a then-25-year-old Macon man. But, instead of completing the transaction, Glenn shot the man at point-blank range, shattering his spine. He also robbed the man of the drugs before trying to drive off.
The victim’s mother testified she awoke to the sound of gunshots. After finding her son had been shot, she pulled on the door of a Honda leaving the driveway, causing Glenn to drive into a tree and damage the car.
Physical evidence, including the damage to the car, corroborated witnesses’ testimony. A GBI firearms expert testified shell casings recovered from the scene were consistent with being fired from a 9-milimeter Jennings handgun. A conversation pulled from Glenn’s Facebook page showed he was talking about having a black Jennings 9-millimeter within 24 hours of the shooting.
Speaking after the verdict was announced, Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney David Cooke said, “Mr. Glenn robbed his victim of almost everything, including his ability to walk and enjoy an active life. Macon’s streets are safer with this jury’s verdict and Mr. Glenn behind bars.”
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