Jacob Potter Wagner will spend 30 years in prison and serve 20 years on probation.
On May 10, 2012, a handyman entered a 73-year-old Oconee County woman's Peacock Drive home and bludgeoned her while she was in bed. One year to the day later, he pleaded guilty to the crime. In superior court Friday, Jacob Potter Wagner, now 23, changed his plea to guilty on three counts of aggravated battery, one count aggravated assault and one count burglary. A grand jury indicted Wagner on 10 counts, but per the negotiated plea agreement, a charge of criminal attempt to commit murder, an additional aggravated assault charge, two additional counts of burglary and a theft charge were dismissed. Senior Judge Marvin Sorrells, who sat in for Western Judicial Circuit Judge H. Patrick Haggard, sentenced Wagner to 30 years confinement and 20…
A trial without a jury was held in Oconee County Superior Court this week for Kirk Devin Bray, The Oconee Enterprise reports.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Editor's note: According to the office of the Clerk of Superior Court, the 15 and 10 year prison sentences will run concurrently, not consecutively as originally reported. The correction has been made in the article. A man authorities linked to a multi-jurisdictional stolen vehicle and heavy equipment chop shop operation has been sentenced for stealing and crashing a truck, causing serious injury to an elderly Oconee County couple. Kirk Devin Bray, 39, was indicted in August 2011 on 16 counts stemming from the May 5 incident that same year and one count theft of a truck from LAD Truck Lines in Watkinsville on April 30, 2011. According to The Oconee Enterprise, Bray told the court during the two-day bench trial he was sorry and "the events …