Watauga Jury Sentences Man To Minimum 8.5 Years for Burglary, Assault

Published Monday, November 9, 2015 at 10:32 am

On Nov. 6, 2015, Joshua Eduardo Hogg, 24, was found guilty by a Watauga County jury of two counts of first degree burglary, two counts of common law robbery, one count of attempted common law robbery, and one count of assault inflicting serious bodily injury.

Hogg

Hogg

Mr. Hogg and two accomplices broke and entered two separate residences on the night of April 9, 2013.  The victims, who were home at the time of the crimes, were beaten and robbed.  One victim suffered permanent vision loss in one eye due to the severity of the assault.

The Honorable W. David Lee, Superior Court Judge, sentenced Hogg to 8.5 years minimum to 12 years maximum in prison.

“This cases represents the very real danger that home invasions can present to public safety,” District Attorney Seth Banks said in a statement.  “The District Attorney’s office remains committed to prioritizing cases like this and seeking justice for victims.  I would like to thank Assistant District Attorney Matt Rupp for his work on this case.  The Boone Police Department and Sgt. David Osborne are also to be commended for their thorough investigation.”

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