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GA sends man to AL to serve out attempted murder sentence

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Mayo pleaded guilty to assaulting a Fred's employee in Georgia and to shooting two Fred's employees in Alabama. Mayo pleaded guilty to assaulting a Fred's employee in Georgia and to shooting two Fred's employees in Alabama.
RAINSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The man who pleaded guilty to attacking employees at a DeKalb County store is back in Alabama after pleading guilty to a similar crime in Georgia on Wednesday, receiving a 25-year jail sentence.

Georgia prosecutors said that sentence will run concurrently with a 25-year sentence handed down in Alabama in March. Should the Alabama Pardon and Paroles Board decide to release Kelly Jack Mayo early, he will come back to Georgia to finish serving every day of that sentence.

Wednesday, Mayo pleaded guilty in a Polk County GA courtroom to charges of armed robbery, kidnapping and false imprisonment. The charges stem from an October 2012 incident in Cedartown, where authorities said Mayo held a female Fred's employee hostage, prompting a standoff in the store parking lot that ended peacefully.

Mayo pleaded guilty in March to attempted murder in Alabama for the shooting of two Fred's employees in Rainsville. Josh Nance, one of the two victims, was paralyzed in the shooting. Authorities in DeKalb County learned of the Cedartown incident, which made Mayo the prime suspect in the Rainsville case.

He will now go into the Alabama state prison system. Georgia prosecutors say after Mayo serves his sentence, he will be banned for life from their state.

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