Pryor

Pryor

A Forsyth man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for holding a neighbor at knifepoint in 2017.

Alexander Pryor, 66, was given a 20-year sentence, with 10 years to serve in prison, after pleading guilty to aggravated assault last week.

Pryor held a neighbor at knifepoint during a dispute on James Street on Oct. 10, 2017. The victim said Pryor called him a f----- because he had gotten a job at Forsyth Package Store that he wanted. Then Pryor held a knife to the man’s neck. The man said he feared of his life as Pryor threatened to cut his head off if he moved. After the two men were separated, the man said he walked across the street to his own home while Pryor walked away yelling that he was going to come back and kill the man. The victim had several small cuts on his neck. Police found a 4-inch folding knife in Pryor’s pocket.