George David Reed has been charged with first degree battery and a terroristic act in the alleged shooting and paralyzing of this daughter’s boyfriend, 19 year old Michael Austin Guzman. Granted shooting an individual is taking matters to an extreme; however, what did Guzman expect was to happen when he was found trespassing in a compromising position in his girl friends closet by a father after being told not to be in the home without supervision? Was he expecting a pat on the back and a calm you can go now?
Authorities say Reed came home and found Guzman hiding in the closet of his 17-year-old daughter’s bedroom. Police said Reed beat Guzman with a pool stick, then left the room to retrieve a gun. Guzman and his girlfriend blocked the bedroom door with a dresser, and Reed began shooting through the door, police said.
A bullet struck Guzman in the back and lodged in his spinal cord, fracturing three vertebrae. Doctors don’t expect Guzman to regain any feeling or mobility below his waist, authorities said. (FOX News)
A terroristic act? Seems that is the case, a class Y felony. That seems to be a stretch. Granted the manner in how George David Reed reacted by shooting his daughter’s boyfriend was not quite the answer. However, it would seem that Michael Austin Guzman is not without blame himself for his own plight. Guzman was specifically told not to come to the residence without a parent home. Read the full story according to court affidavits. Granted shooting an individual is extreme; however, what did Guzman expect was going to happen to him when he was found in a compromising situation with a father’s 17 year old daughter under his roof?
According to a probable cause affidavit in the case, Guzman and the girl had been dating for the past four months. The girl had told her mother Guzman had been sneaking into the house at night. The two were allowed to continue dating, but Guzman was told not to come to the residence without being chaperoned, the affidavit states.
Guzman came to the home that morning while his girlfriend’s parents were away. He parked his car on a dirt road about a quarter of a mile from the home, and his girlfriend picked him up. They then went back to her home, according to court documents. (Arkansas Democrat Gazette)