JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville man has been found guilty of shooting a bail bondsman and now faces life in prison.
A jury convicted Demeatrice McClendon, 31, of two counts of attempted second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Prosecutors said two bail bond agents attempted to apprehend McClendon in 2017, after he failed to appear in court while out on bail. The agents made contact with a witness who knew McClendon and set up a meeting with him at a hotel.
They said McClendon then shot an agent in the abdomen when they entered the motel room. The bullet was stopped by a bullet-proof vest.
McClendon is due to be sentenced on July 8.