MANCHESTER — A 25-year-old local man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to First Degree Assault for a road rage shooting that occurred last summer.
Jayson Talbot of Manchester was accused of shooting a 39-year-old man on July 9, following a tailgating incident that escalated on Mammoth Road.
When the victim “brake checked” Talbot’s vehicle, the situation intensified, leading to Talbot driving alongside the victim’s vehicle, shouting, and eventually firing a shot that struck the victim in the arm.
The victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The Manchester Police Department conducted a thorough investigation that led to Talbot’s arrest.
A 9mm Draco pistol was found in Talbot’s residence after a search warrant was executed, linking him to the crime.
Manchester Police Chief Allen Aldenberg commended the detectives involved in the case. “Manchester Police Detectives did outstanding work investigating this case,” Aldenberg said. “It is completely unacceptable for this kind of behavior to take place in our community.
This lengthy sentence should serve as a strong warning: Violence is not tolerated in Manchester, and we will investigate all incidents to the fullest, and there will be serious consequences for those involved.”
The department extended particular thanks to Detectives Kevin Shields and Jeremy Ward and Assistant County Attorney Jonathan Raiche from the Hillsborough County Attorney’s Office, who prosecuted the case.
In addition to the 20-year sentence, Talbot also pleaded guilty to Reckless Conduct, for which he received a 10-year suspended sentence.