December 10, 2013
Washington County Sheriff’s Office announces the following sentencing stemming from the October 2009 shooting at the Ebro Motel in south Washington County:
Jason Michael Longoria, 30 year old white male of Panama City, FL.
Longoria was sentenced to 25 years (day for day) Department of Corrections with no credit for time served on his May 2010 arrest on attempted felony murder, aggravated battery, with a firearm and firearm charges.
The shooting occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, October 11th after two men attempted to rob the victim who had recently won a large sum of money from the Ebro Greyhound Park.
“This is a victory we share with the State Attorney’s Office on the heels of a long fought case that resulted in the sentencing you see today” states Sheriff Haddock. “Both our agency and the State Attorney’s Office are single mindedly focused on the ultimate goal of seeing justice served in the most appropriate fashion for both the victim and community as a whole. Today was a successful day.”
The second suspect arrested in connection with the shooting, Joshua Blake Smith, 21 year old white male of Panama City, FL, is currently awaiting trial.