Gulfport man gets 20 years for shooting fiance's ex-husband
GULFPORT -- Circuit Judge Larry Bourgeois has sentenced a Gulfport man to 20 years in prison for shooting his new fiance's ex-husband in an argument over their children.
The judge sentenced Carl Lee Jordan, 35, on Thursday after a Harrison County jury found him guilty of aggravated assault.
The injured man was shot several times in his thigh and buttocks on Dec. 10, 2011.
District Attorney Joel Smith said the jury heard testimony that the couple went to the man's home on 29th Street and began arguing, and Jordan fired several shots and ran away. Gulfport police arrested Jordan in a traffic stop.
The wounded man was treated at Memorial Hospital and recovered from his injuries.
Smith said jurors in the three-day trial deliberated about 40 minutes before reaching their verdict.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Matthew Burrell and Robert McCormick.