Man shot for Ebro winnings, wins in court

By: News
By: News

Ebro -- One suspect convicted of trying to kill a man who’d just won big at Ebro Greyhound Park will spend the next 25 years of his life in prison.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has issued an announcement, saying that 30-year-old Jason Michael Longoria, of Panama City, Florida, is sentenced to 25-years, with no credit for time served after his May 2010 arrest on charges of attempted felony murder, aggravated batter, and robbery with a firearm.

The court found that Longoria and one other suspect targeted 40-year-old Daryl Stephens, a Tallahassee man who just had won a large sum of money at Ebro Greyhound Park and checked into the Ebro Motel in October of 2009. Longoria and the other suspect showed up at Stephens’ room to rob him, and during a struggle, shot him with a shotgun. Stephens survived, and made a full recovery.

The other suspect in the case, 21-year-old Joshua Blake Smith is still awaiting trial.


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