Burlington Coat Factory Shooter to Work Release


(AP) — A man accused of firing a shot at a security guard at a Wichita store will spend 60 days in a jail work-release program.

A Sedgwick County judge on Thursday sentenced 27-year-old Jake L. Jacobs for shooting at a guard who asked him to pay for a drink he had taken inside the Burlington Coat Factory store in east Wichita. He also pointed his gun at other customers before police restrained him.

About 20 customers were in the store during last summer’s shooting but no one was injured.

Jacobs pleaded guilty in April to two counts of aggravated assault.

His attorney says Jacobs was a methamphetamine addict who was high during the shooting. He says Jacobs has successfully completed a drug treatment program.

  • Uncle Thomas

    Super “he completed a program”…How about a minimum of six months with the big boys, clean UA’s for 36 months (due to high relapse rate), supervision for 24 months,…????

  • Rob

    meth is no excuse, he should be in prison

  • http://hayspost Arthur Doyle

    This is a flipping travesty of justice. I sure hope they arrested the gun. I mean. After all it was the gun & math responsible.

    • http://hayspost Arthur Doyle

      Thanks mobile device. Meth not math. Also the period after mean was unintentional.

    • Uncle Thomas

      Thank you Arthur for the chuckle.