TN man seeks young offender status in AL shooting

Noah McGlawn
Noah McGlawn

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) - A 20-year-old Tennessee man accused of shooting a passing motorcyclist on a north Alabama highway plans to ask the court for youthful offender status.

The Athens News-Courier reports a lawyer for Noah Andrew McGlawn of Whiteville, Tenn., will seek youthful offender status at a hearing Wednesday in Limestone County Circuit Court.

McGlawn is charged with attempted murder in the Sept. 10 shooting of 23-year-old Brandon Matlock of Athens. If he is granted youthful offender status, McGlawn could get a milder sentence.

Athens police said the shooting suspect fled the scene, but that a man later called police and said he had shot a motorcyclist. Police said McGlawn told them he was angry at his father and "just wanted to shoot someone."

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