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Habitual offender sentenced to 40 years for aggravated robbery and assaulting an officer

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Victor Carl Terry, 37, of Dallas, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for Aggravated Robbery and 20 years in prison for Assault on a Public Servant, announced Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis. "Criminals who perpetrate violence against innocent civilians and dedicated public servants pay the price in Collin County" added Willis. 

In June 2018, Terry lived in McKinney, Texas with an elderly, female relative.  On June 23rd Terry stabbed her eight times with a knife, then stole her laptop, phone, and tablet, and then fled the scene in a stolen vehicle. The victim was hospitalized and survived the attack.

Two days later, law enforcement located Terry in Dallas; officers found the knife as well as illegal drugs in Terry's possession. He was arrested and detained in the Collin County Jail. 

While awaiting trial on the Aggravated Robbery charge, Terry attacked a detention officer, punching him in the face and body multiple times. The detention officer suffered a fractured jaw and was also hospitalized.

McKinney Police Detective Tracy Rimpel investigated the Aggravated Robbery case and Collin County Sheriff's Office Investigator Jay Reim investigated the Assault on a Public Servant case.

Terry pled guilty to both charges and a punishment hearing was August 19, 2019. At the hearing, prosecutors presented evidence of Terry's eight prior convictions including robbery, drug dealing, and burglary of a building. Judge Henry Wade, Jr. presided over the hearing and assessed punishment at 40 years in prison for the Aggravated Robbery and 20 years in prison for the Assault of a Public Servant. 

Assistant District Attorneys Ashleigh Woodall and Kailey Gillman prosecuted the case, assisted by District Attorney Investigator Kenny Newton and Victim Assistance Coordinators Stacey Taylor and Casey Hendrix.