Men face prison for 2006 shooting, robbery

Two men who tried to kill a Pittsview store clerk sit in the Russell County Jail as they wait to be sentenced on crimes that could net them 25 years to life.

Michael Gordy, 24, of Pittsview faces a potential life sentence for convictions on charges of attempted murder, second-degree assault and two counts of first-degree robbery, said Chief Assistant District Attorney Buster Landreau. Jared Rogers, 20, of Hurtsboro is expected to get 25 years in prison — an agreement for his guilty plea last year to the same charges and his willingness to testify at Gordy's trial last week.

Their conviction and plea, respectively, stem from an early morning shooting on Dec. 22, 2006, at Bluff Creek Bait and Tackle and a home invasion later that same day.

"I feel like we have gotten two very dangerous individuals off the street, and I hope their sentences will be such that they stay in prison for a long, long time," Landreau said.

See Wednesday's Ledger-Enquirer for more on this story.