Lee County man sentenced in murder case

Man gets life in Lee County murder

LEESBURG — A Lee County man was convicted and sentenced Wednesday for the 2012 murder of 48-year-old Robert Patton.

Officials with the Lee County Superior Court say that Johnny Anthony Allen, 38, was found guilty of aggravated assault and felony murder, then sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for the felony murder charge. For the aggravated assault charge Allen was given a 10-year prison term with a minimum of two years to be served, officials say.

Allen was arrested in October, 2012, at the intersection of Knollwood Drive and Creekside Drive by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office after fatally shooting Patton in the chest.