DECATUR — A woman’s panicked voice in a 911 recording boomed out in a Decatur courtroom Wednesday afternoon, telling emergency dispatchers her husband had just been shot and seriously wounded.
The recording was part of the evidence presented to a jury in the attempted murder trial of Preston Hyde, 30. He has also pleaded not guilty to two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm in the wounding of Bruce Green, 39, who was shot four times as he sat in a vehicle on the morning of April 13.
The 911 recording was played as Green's wife, Treva Green, 30, testified during the trial. Her memory seemed to falter at times, and her voice wavered as Macon County State’s Attorney Jay Scott took her back over the events of that day.
Her distress was clear on the 911 recording. The jury was told she had made the call after her husband had been shot when Hyde confronted him outside the home of Hyde’s girlfriend in the 400 block of East Orchard Street. The girlfriend had asked for help during an argument with Hyde, and the Greens and another woman had driven over there.
Bruce Green, who was sitting in the back of the car, testified that Hyde had approached him “mumbling” incoherently and then pulled out a .22- caliber handgun and peppered the car with shots: one bullet hit him the arm, one in the thigh and two in the torso.
Green, who lifted his clothes to show the scars to the jury, said three of the shots passed right through him, but one in the torso will remain there.
“They (doctors) told me I would be stuck with one bullet in my side for the rest of my life,” he said.
The case continues today in the Macon County Courts Facility with defense attorney Scott Rueter presenting his case. Hyde is being held in the Macon County Jail on $500,000 bond.