Man shot in ex-girlfriend's driveway gets 2 years in prison for stalking, attempted assault

By Carol Robinson

A 52-year-old Warrior man has pleaded guilty to stalking and attempted assault charges after he was shot in 2016 in the driveway of his ex-girlfriend's home.

Floyd Daniel Alexander, originally charged with attempted murder, entered guilty pleas to a reduced charge of attempted assault and stalking. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with two to serve.

The shooting happened in October 2016 near Corner. Jefferson County sheriff's deputies were dispatched about 9:30 p.m. that Saturday night to a home in the 2600 block of Blake Way on a report of a shooting. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found Alexander lying in the driveway with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, Chief Deputy Randy Christian said at the time.

Investigators learned Alexander had pulled into the driveway of his ex-girlfriend's home as she sat outside with her new boyfriend. He got out of his car with a gun and demanded to know who the other man was.

Christian said Alexander then fired a shot, but the bullet didn't strike anyone. The new boyfriend fired back and struck Alexander in the stomach.

Deputies learned there had been a history of threats made by Alexander to harm his ex-girlfriend.

Alexander reported to the Jefferson County Jail Tuesday to await transfer to an Alabama prison.

"We are grateful that all parties were able to come to an agreement on the lesser charge of an attempted assault,'' said Tommy Spina, Alexander's attorney. "Dan will spend two years reflecting on his actions that day and the consequences he is now having to pay for them. He looks forward to living a law-abiding life upon his release."

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