MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A former security guard contracted with MATA will not have to serve any additional jail time for shooting a unarmed man who refused to cooperate last year.*
Milz Mayhorn, 28, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault Thursday and Judge Robert Carter granted four years diversion in the case.
Diversion allows charges to be erased if a defendant completes a period of good behavior.
Mayhorn was arrested last November after trying to get a man to leave the MATA terminal on North Main.
According to Memphis police, Mayhorn tried to detain the man away from MATA property and threatened to shoot him in the leg if he didn’t come with him to complete a report. The victim survived the shooting.
Mayhorn, who was employed by Global Security Service LLC at the time of the shooting, still has an active license as an armed security guard in Tennessee.
MATA announced it was switching security contractors and reviewing safety protocols in the wake of the shooting.
*An earlier version of this story identified Milz Mayhorn as a MATA security guard. We have edited the story to show he was employed by a contractor hired by MATA for security services.