SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – A man was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison after admitting to attempted murder.
Seventh Circuit Solicitor Barry Barnette said in a news release that Gregory Scott Greene, 52, of Inman, admitted sneaking into his former workplace while it was closed to shoot his former coworker.
Greene went to Eggers Funeral Home on S. Alabama Avenue last November and attempted to shoot a man with an AR-15, but prosecutors say the gun misfired. Greene fired a bullet into the floor of the business in front of the victim.
The victim managed to text another colleague, asking them to call 911.
Spartanburg County deputies arrested Greene as he attempted to drive away from the scene. They found the rifle in his truck.
Greene told deputies that he was upset about leaving his job about a month earlier and had kept his key to the business. He also told them that he used the key to open the door and turn off the alarm.
Greene pleaded guilty to attempted murder, kidnapping and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
Circuit Judge Lee Alford issued a 20-year sentence on the attempted murder and kidnapping charges, according to the release. Greene received a consecutive five-year sentence on the gun charge.
Greene’s prior criminal record includes convictions for driving under the influence and public disorderly conduct.