A Macon man was sentenced to 13 years in prison without the possibility of parole Friday for shoplifting and stabbing a Lowes employee, according to a news release from the Houston County District Attorneys Office.
Robert Alvin Broady, 63, of Macon, was convicted in Houston County Superior Court of one count aggravated assault and one count felony shoplifting in relation to the February 2012 incident, the release states. In addition, Judge George Nunn sentenced Broady to seven years probation after he completes his prison sentence.
Co-defendant Alfred Thomas, of Macon, previously was sentenced to 30 years, having to serve the first five in prison without the possibility of parole, the release states.
On several occasions, Broady and Thomas had stolen cordless drills from the Lowes store at 2704 Watson Blvd. in Warner Robins, the release states. When a loss prevention officer confronted them Feb. 7, 2012, Broady pulled out a knife and stabbed the employee in the chest. The pair fled but were caught after receiving tips from the public.