La. man gets 50 years for stabbing Nacogdoches jailer and robbery

Raymond Burns (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)
Raymond Burns (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A Louisiana man wanted on multiple charges in the area took care of his Nacogdoches County charges Tuesday, taking several sentences with 50 years being the most.

District Judge Ed Klein found Raymond Lee Burns Jr., of Logansport, La., guilty of 10 charges.

Nacogdoches Police first arrested Burns in December 2009 in connection to robberies of three Nacogdoches convenience stores. Klein sentenced Burns to 40-year prison sentences on those charges and to a fourth aggravated robbery charge. During the arrest, Burns tried to take a weapon from an officer. Klein sentenced Burns to two years in prison for a charge of attempting to take weapon from peace officer.

While in jail, Burns stabbed a jailer with a ballpoint pen on Dec. 28, 2009, in an attempt to escape his cell. Klein sentenced Burns to 50 years for aggravated assault on public servant.

Klein also sentenced Burns to two years for attempted escape and two five-year terms for assault against public servant.

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