Atmore man sentenced to 20 years in Florida prison

Published 11:39 pm Friday, November 9, 2012

An Atmore man has been sentenced to two decades in state prison in Florida after being convicted of the Dec. 6, 2011 attack of a man in Century.


Willie James Floyd, 56, was convicted of aggravated battery using a deadly weapon last month after a jury determined he had indeed shot 30-year-old Deririck Medlock as he attempted to cross an intersection in December.

Floyd was sentenced to 20 years in prison, the minimum mandatory term for the third degree felony.

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Floyd is currently housed in the Escambia County Jail in Pensacola, Fla. awaiting transfer to a state-run prison.

Floyd’s conviction stemmed from the December incident, in which he was convicted of approaching Medlock and brandishing a shotgun.

Medlock attempted to flee across Century Boulevard, at which time Floyd fired the weapon, striking Medlock in the leg with birdshot.