Marcus Gergish, 34, is charged with first-degree murder in the April shooting death of Timothy Peregoy Sr. It reportedly happened outside Peregoy’s son’s apartment building off State of Franklin Road.
Gergish was on probation at the time for an identity theft conviction. On Friday, because of missed probation appointments and the new charge, Judge Robert Cupp found him guilty of violating his probation and ordered him to serve a six-year sentence.
Gergish’ next court hearing on the murder charge is Sept. 9.
In another case, Gabrial Hoyle also had his probation revoked for failing a drug test. Hoyle pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact of voluntary manslaughter for helping the suspect after the shooting 2008 shooting death of Keylando Webster, 21, of Nashville.
The charge stemmed from a July 3, 2008, shooting at Brenda Bolton’s home at 3628 Tenn. Hwy. 107.
Webster was found dead inside the mobile home and investigators tracked down Bolton and five men — Hoyle, Travis Graham, Jason Holt, Keith Mathes and Ronnie Rogers — and charged them in the shooting. All the cases have been resolved.
Hoyle is also serving an eight-year sentence from a Greene County drug conviction.
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