A Hickory man will spend at least 25 years in prison in connection with a robbery and shooting in a school parking lot.
A jury convicted Jamar Antonio Martin, 22, this week on four felony charges, including assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, and robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was sentenced to 304-412 months in prison, according to prosecutors.
Martin was charged in an April 4 shooting in the parking lot of Clyde Campbell Elementary School in Hickory. Authorities said money and other items were also taken from the victim.
In a news release, District Attorney James Gaither said the lengthy sentence was a result of Rachel’s Law, a measure that passed in 2005 that increases penalties for people who shoot into occupied vehicles and injure someone.
“The jury verdict and sentence in this case will send a strong message that the District Attorney’s Office and law enforcement will continue to target those repeat offenders who resort to violence in our communities,” Gaither said.