Sentence upheld for man convicted in Macon bomb threats

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has affirmed the prison sentence of Eddie Milton Garey Jr., according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Oct. 31, a panel of the appellate court found that Garey was appropriately sentenced under the United States Sentencing Guidelines, and that the district court properly found that Garey’s offensive conduct was a federal crime of terrorism, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.

Garey was tried in December 2004 for phoning in bomb threats in Macon during the fall of 2003.

A jury in Columbus found him guilty of 27 charges arising from the threats.

In August 2005, U.S. District Judge Clay D. Land imposed a sentence of 360 months imprisonment, according to the release.

In August 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit found that Garey had properly waived his right to counsel when he announced that he would represent himself.