Hickory Man Sentenced for April 2012 Robbery; Assault 1/11/2013 3:07:03 PM
22-year-old Jamar Antonio Martin of 20th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory was convicted on felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, robbery with a dangerous weapon, discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle while in operation inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The verdict comes after a three-day trial in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court this week. The jury deliberated for approximately eight hours prior to returning the guilty verdicts. Martin was sentenced to no less than 304 months and no more than 412 months in the North Carolina Division of Adult Correction.
The offenses occurred around midnight on April 4, 2012 in the parking lot at Clyde Campbell Elementary School. According to a Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, the charges were the result of a botched drug deal as Martin and 20-year-old Larquae Travon McCather McCorkle of 14th Avenue N.W. in Hickory conspired with a female drug dealer. The two men assaulted the victims, who had arranged to buy marijuana from the woman. Money and other items were taken during the robbery and one of the victims sustained gunshot injuries as a result of the assault.
Investigator Rocky Joyner from the Sheriff’s Office handled the investigation and Catawba Co. Assistant District Attorney Sean McGinnis prosecuted the case. The Honorable Timothy S. Kincaid presided over the trial.
Martin will be transported to Central Prison in Raleigh for processing.
(Pictured: Jamar Antonio Martin, courtesy of Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Office.)
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