Assistant District Attorneys David Studdard and Christy Jindra, with the Fayette County District Attorney’s Office, tried the State of Georgia vs. Alvin Treon Crouch in front of a jury in the month of October. Crouch was originally charged with Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Reckless Conduct. The jury convicted Crouch of Aggravated Assault and acquitted on the other charges. The Honorable Scott Ballard sentenced Crouch to 20 years with the first 15 years to be served in prison.
Crouch, a 28 year old Fayetteville man, was convicted of shooting into a car occupied by the 60 year old victim, hitting her in the leg. Investigator Karl Duggan, with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, was the lead investigator on the case. The victim testified, along with members of both law enforcement and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The trial lasted eight days.
Assistant District Attorney Studdard said of the verdict, “the jury’s verdict reaffirms our commitment to the safety and security of the citizens of Fayette County. It sends a message that this type of lawlessness will not be tolerated.” District Attorney Benjamin Coker added, “this case was hard fought on both sides. I am proud of my office and law enforcement for the hard work that they put into this case. I would also like to thank the jury for their verdict.”