A Mableton man has been convicted of aggravated assault against a store clerk.
According to District Attorney Vic Reynolds, jurors deliberated 25 minutes on Tuesday before finding Terence Dante Legare, 44, guilty of aggravated assault with intent to rob in a Sept. 4, 2012, attack at a CVS, 5846 Mableton Parkway.
Legare, who has served time in state prison for drug and other offenses, took the stand in his own defense, and admitted drinking several beers on that afternoon. According to a press release from the Cobb District Attorney's office, Legare said he stopped at CVS to buy gum or candy to hide the alcohol before picking up his children, and when he realized he didn’t have any money, asked the clerk if he could come back later to pay. He said that he left when she refused.However, the clerk testified that Legare implied he had a weapon, threatening to blow her head off. Surveillance video shows the clerk backing away from the register with her hands up as Legare approached the counter.
Legare was sentenced to 20 years, with 14 to serve. Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney John Melvin prosecuted the case.