MACON, Ga. (AP) - The Houston County District Attorney's office says a man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for shoplifting and stabbing a Lowe's employee.
Judge George Nunn sentenced 63-year-old Robert Alvin Broady Friday on charges of aggravated assault and shoplifting.
The man is eligible for parole and is ordered to serve seven years of probation after begin released.
It was reported that Broady and a co-defendant, Alfred Thomas - who was sentenced to 30 years in prison - had stolen cordless drill from the store several times before the stabbing in February of 2012.
Police have said Broady pulled a knife on an employee and stabbed him in the chest before the two fled the scene. Tips from the public led to their arrest.