Home invader sentenced to 20 years

Home invader sentenced to 20 years

Fayette District Attorney Ben Coker on March 9 said 18-year-old Jaivon Gabriel Bowe (above), of Jonesboro, entered guilty pleas in three cases in Fayette Superior Court.

One of the cases had Bowe pleading guilty to home invasion, armed robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and false imprisonment in an incident where he entered a home in Fayetteville in July 2017. Bowe entered the victim’s bedroom, held the victim at gunpoint and restrained him with duct tape. The victim was punched, shoved and choked. While the victim was restrained, Bowe took a television, pellet rifle, a video game console and cash, said Coker.

Bowe was sentenced by Judge Fletcher Sams to 20 years, with the first 15 to be served in prison, said Coker.

Bowe also pled guilty to the attempted murder of a witness in a proceeding and was sentenced to 10 years to serve in prison. On Jan. 29, Bowe offered to pay an inmate in the Fayette County Jail $20,000 to kill the victim in the home invasion, said Coker.

In the third case, Bowe entered a guilty plea to theft by taking from a December 2016 incident when to took a motor vehicle in Peachtree City. He was sentenced to five years in prison, Coker said.

In another case, Coker on March 9 said a Peachtree City man pled guilty to attempted robbery in Fayette County Superior Court.

Charles Heard. Photo/Fayette County Jail.
Charles Heard. Photo/Fayette County Jail.

Coker said Charles Heard, 56, of Peachtree City, pled guilty to criminal attempt to commit a robbery and exploitation/intimidation of an elderly person.

Coker said Heard was sentenced by Judge Mack Crawford to 20 years, with the first seven to be served in prison. Heard was also banished from Fayette and Coweta counties.

Heard pled to attempting to forcibly remove the victim, and elderly woman, from her car at the Walgreens pharmacy at Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City. The victim refused to get out of the car, and Heard fled on foot, said Coker.