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Beaumont man sentenced in connection with aggravated robbery case, manslaughter case
A 20-year-old Beaumont man, Jacoby Shavon Holman, was sentenced to a term of 25 years in the state penitentiary in connection with a 2013 Aggravated Robbery case, Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw said.
He also pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a term of 20 years in the penitentiary in connection with a 2012 Manslaughter case.
Holman and Terrance Edmonson robbed a man at gunpoint outside his home in the 6500 block of Magnolia in Beaumont on May 16th, 2013, according to a news release from the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office.
They set up the robbery under pretext to sell the victim a handgun and when they arrived at the victim's house, they immediately threatened the victim with handguns and went through his pockets for the money, the release stated.
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, the release stated. 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 $100K 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 on August 27th, 2012 in Beaumont. The altercation exploded into an exchange of gunfire. Multiple witnesses stated they observed Holman and the victim firing shots at each other.
BPD 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.
Holman will have to serve one half of his penitentiary term before he can be considered for parole.