Wise County man sentenced for role in multiple home invasions

A Wise County man has pleaded guilty to multiple charges for his role in a string of burglaries in late 2015 and 2016.

Jason Mullins was sentenced to 120 years in prison, with 101 years suspended. Therefore, Mullins will serve a total sentence of 19 years in prison. The remaining suspended sentence will be conditioned upon successful completion of 25 years’ probation.

Co-defendant, Amy Mullins, of Wise, previously pleaded guilty on May 20 for her role in the burglaries. She is scheduled to be sentenced on August 25 and faces a total maximum penalty of 321 years in prison.

Between December 24, 2015 and February 11, 2016, Ms. Mullins burglarized seven locations, including family residences. Mr. Mullins and his wife scoped out each location beforehand and timed the entry when they thought no one would be at home. Using a crowbar and wire cutters, the two broke into homes in the town of Wise. Once inside the properties, they took cash, personal belongings, firearms, and $30,000 to $40,000 worth in jewelry.

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