PERRY -- A Warner Robins man received a life sentence plus 20 years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to armed robbery, kidnapping and theft by taking in connection with two home invasions of elderly residents in the summer of 2011.
Kirk Jaburee Solomon, 30, was previously sentenced in October to 100 years in prison for six burglaries committed in 2005 after his probation on first offender status was revoked with the 2011 charges.
The current and new sentence, both rendered by Houston County Superior Court Judge George F. Nunn, will run concurrently, according to a news release from the Houston County District Attorney’s Office issued Thursday.
Solomon was captured by Warner Robins police officers and Houston County sheriff’s deputies about 30 minutes after an Aug. 25 home invasion on Holly Street in Warner Robins in which a 76-year-old victim was bound by her hands and feet with a telephone wire.
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The other case Solomon entered a plea in Thursday was in connection to the Aug. 16 home invasion on Lake Placid Drive in Bonaire.
While robbing a 68-year-old woman, Solomon told her “that if she called police, he would come back and kill her,” the grand jury indictment stated. Solomon also “isolated and concealed her in a closet,” the indictment stated. He also stole a 1998 Buick Park Avenue from the residence.
“Any home invasion is a frightening violation of a person’s safety and well being,” District Attorney George Hartwig said in a news release. “But to compound it with the violence that Solomon used is inexcusable.
“To rob a person at gunpoint in his own home and then tie him up and force him into a closet is an especially heinous act that warrants the stiffest punishment possible.”
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