On Monday, April 19, 2021, Michael Anthony Gilreath entered a guilty plea to the charge of attempted murder for the 2019 shooting of Nathan Biddy. As part of an agreement with the District Attorney’s office, Gilreath was sentenced to Life in prison by Circuit Judge Andrew Hairston.
The shooting occurred at a residence in the Kirk’s Grove community of Cherokee County on June 17, 2019. Deputies responded to a call around 10:00 PM to find a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The act was caught on camera and was witnessed by several individuals. After a three day manhunt, Gilreath was taken into custody by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and was charged with attempted murder.
“I would like to thank the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and the Major Crimes Unit for a job well done in this case. Once again, the Major Crimes Unit shows itself to be an asset to the citizens of Cherokee County and also to the prosecution of violent crimes,” according to O’Dell. “Most importantly, I would like to thank the victim and his family for their patience and cooperation in bringing Gilreath to justice. I hope that with this resolution, they can find some peace,” added O’Dell.