Crime

Perry man gets life for felony murder

WARNER ROBINS — A Perry man convicted of felony murder in an October 2007 home invasion gone awry was sentenced Friday to life in prison, a Houston County prosecutor says.

Jarvis Almore, 23, will have to serve 30 years before he is eligible for parole, said Senior Assistant District Attorney George Hartwig, who prosecuted the case.

Wednesday, a Houston County jury found Almore guilty of the felony murder, burglary and possession of a gun during the commission of a crime. Felony murder is when someone dies in the commission of another felony.

Co-defendants Lakysa “Keisha” Hart, 33, and Deonta Lowe, 20, also of Warner Robins, are awaiting trial. Each is charged with felony murder, burglary and possession of a gun during the commission of a crime.

Timothy Jackson, 42, was fatally shot about midnight Oct. 12 2007, when he confronted intruders inside a Warner Robins home. Almore and Lowe were accused of busting through the front door of the 211 Utah Ave. home to rob a known drug dealer called “Goldmouth,” according to the prosecution. Jackson, the unintended victim, frequently stayed there with his girlfriend.

Hart allegedly helped with planning the home invasion. Jackson was shot once in the chest in the struggle. The girlfriend escaped to a neighbor’s to call 911.

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