Jacob Allen Edgar, 25, who went on a crime spree in Amarillo more than 18 months ago, was convicted Wednesday and received the maximum sentence on all four charges against him, according to the 47th District Attorney's office.
The three-day trial concluded Wednesday.
On Jan. 24, 2017, Edgar, a convicted felon, shot a man five times near the 300 block of North Bryan Street resulting in the victim’s paralysis. His crime rampage continued north onto the 2300 block of Northwest 11th Avenue where he broke into a home and assaulted a woman at gunpoint, the DA stated. The woman, who was home alone at the time, fought back and forced Edgar out of her home.
After breaking into another home across the street, Edgar assaulted another woman at gunpoint. She was loading her two children into her car. Edgar then forced entry into a third home where he barricaded himself inside a child’s bedroom, according to the DA.
The 47th Judicial District Attorney’s Office charged Edgar with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count each of burglary of a habitation intending other felony and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. All four cases were tried together in the 108th Judicial District.
The jury convicted Edgar on all four charges and sentenced him to life in prison for the aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge that involved the shooting, 99 years in prison for the burglary of a habitation intending other felony, 99 years on the other aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge, and 20 years for the unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon charge.