The Office of the State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on July 25, 2019, a Bay County jury found Daniel Cody Guynn guilty of Felony Battery. At trial, the State was able to show that the victim arrived at the Serenity House after a heated text message exchange with the Defendant’s father. The Defendant’s father then initiated a physical attack in which the victim did not fight back, but only attempted to subdue the father. After the father charged at the victim, the Defendant got out of the vehicle and armed himself with a blunt object. The Defendant then attacked the victim which resulted in multiple injuries to the victim. The attack only stopped because the victim pleaded with the father to stop the Defendant. The father and the Defendant then fled the scene. At trial, the Defendant claimed that he was acting in defense of his father. The jury deliberated for 20 minutes. Guynn is set for sentencing before the Honorable Chief Judge Christopher N. Patterson on September 10, 2019.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Nicole Reed and Peter Overstreet. The case was investigated by the Bay County Sheriff’s Office.
For additional information, contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford.