The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on February 13, 2019, Michael Brinegar was found guilty as charged by a Bay County jury of Attempted Second Degree Murder with a Firearm, Shooting into a Building and Discharging a Firearm While Under the Influence. The charges arose from an incident on September 30th, 2017, when Brinegar was angry with his neighbor and shot a firearm more than 10 times at his neighbor’s family, including three children. The case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney Frank Sullivan and investigated by the Bay County Sheriff’s Department. Brinegar faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 20 years in prison under Florida’s 10/20/Life law. Sentencing is set for March 26, 2019, before Circuit Judge Brantley Clark, Jr.
For additional information, contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford.