1 man to spend life in prison for 2017 crime spree

1 man to spend life in prison for 2017 crime spree

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - One man will spend the rest of his life in prison after he was found guilty of committing a crime spree.

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In January of 2017, Jacob Edgar shot a man five times near the 300 block of North Bryan. The victim was paralyzed.

Edgar then broke into a home on the 2300 block of Northwest 11th Avenue where he assaulted a woman at gunpoint. The woman fought back, forcing Edgar out of the home.

He then broke into another home across the street and assaulted a woman at gunpoint. From there, he broke into a third house and barricaded himself inside of a child's bedroom.

On August 8, Edgar was found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and burglary of a habitation intending other felony.

The jury sentenced Edgar to life in prison for the shooting, 99 years in prison for the burglary, 99 years in prison for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and 20 years in prison for the unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

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