North Santa Rosa

Eddins Sentenced to Life

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced that on October 30, 2012, George Eddins, Jr., was convicted by an Escambia County Jury of Burglary of a Dwelling with Assault or Battery and Aggravated Battery upon a Person 65 years of age or older with Great Bodily Harm or a Deadly Weapon. Immediately following the verdict, Judge Jan Shackelford sentenced Eddins to Life in state prison on count one which was the Burglary charge and 30 years concurrent on count two which was the Aggravated Battery charge.

 On January 21, 2012, George Eddins, Jr., entered the residence of Archie Lucas while he was sleeping. Mr. Lucas took a hammer from his dresser and confronted Defendant Eddins. At that time, Eddins pulled a knife on Lucas and was able to take the hammer from the victim. Defendant Eddins severely beat the victim, striking him numerous times in the head. Victim Lucas was able to escape from the residence and go to a neighbor to contact law enforcement. The victim was able to identify the defendant and also his DNA was located in the residence.

 George Eddins, Jr., had a criminal history record of nine prior felony convictions which include several burglaries and grand thefts.

 The investigation and arrest was conducted by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant State Attorney Amy Brodersen prosecuted the case and for further information, please contact her at 595-4222.

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