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Man Convicted of Assault Over Card Game

Taylor Grant was convicted in May 2022 of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm in connection with a shooting. According to authorities, Grant was at a party at his cousin’s home when a game of UNO got heated and turned into a verbal altercation with another man.

Prosecutors say that Grant shot the man once in the bicep, and threatened to fatally wound him. The Assistant District Attorney said, “Intoxication seemed to be the catalyst. However, it was no excuse for the excessive force that Grant used.”

The victim of the shooting initially claimed his wounds were the result of a drive-by shooting, and claimed not to know the perpetrator. However, after undergoing surgery for his wounds, he revealed the truth. He said he initially misled authorities because “he did not want to get anyone in trouble.” After changing his mind, he told the police the truth, which resulted in Grant’s arrest.

Possible Preaching Angle:

Violence, especially when intoxicated, is a poor way of resolving interpersonal conflict, it only ends up with heartache and trouble. Instead, trust the LORD to bring justice in his own timing.

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