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July 7, 2014

Man receives total of 45 years in two cases

BEAUMONT — Jacoby Shavon Holman, 20, of Beaumont, was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison in connection with a 2013 aggravated robbery case. Holman also pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a term of 20 years in the penitentiary in connection with a 2012 manslaughter case.

On May 16th, 2013, Holman and Terrance Edmonson robbed a man at gunpoint outside his home in the 6500 block of Magnolia in Beaumont. Holman and Edmonson set up the robbery under pretext to sell the victim a handgun.

When they arrived at the victim’s house, they immediately threatened the victim with handguns and went through his pockets for the money. When the gunmen didn’t find the money that was promised a struggle ensued.

The victim briefly got away and attempted to escape into his house. Edmonson and Holman opened fire striking the victim four times, twice in the legs and twice in the stomach, then left him for dead.  

Another resident found the victim and called 911, and Beaumont Police Department and EMS units responded.

The victim was transported to Christus St. Elizabeth and rushed into surgery. He was in hospital for a week post surgery before he could be interviewed by police, whereupon he identified Holman as one of his attackers.

Holman was already out on a $100,000 bond pending trial for a manslaughter that occurred in the summer of 2012. Holman and a Beaumont man got into an altercation outside the victim’s home in the 1800 block of Glasshouse in Beaumont. The altercation exploded into an exchange of gunfire. Multiple witnesses stated they observed Holman and the victim firing shots at each other.

Beaumont PD responded and found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died. Minutes after the shooting was reported, Holman arrived at the same local hospital, suffering from a gunshot wound to his torso.

Holman initially claimed he had been shot by a stray bullet while walking on Gulf Street and knew nothing of the Glasshouse shooting. However, forensic analysis on the bullet recovered from Holman’s torso and a bullet recovered at the scene proved conclusive. The analysis confirmed both bullets were fired from the same gun.

Prosecutor Koby Hoffpauir said, “This is a dangerous young man who, along with his crew, has been terrorizing the North End of Beaumont. His crimes demonstrate his volatile nature. He has no respect for human life. There is only one place for people like him.”

Holman will have to serve one half of his penitentiary term before he can be considered for parole.

 

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