Man Gets 55 Years In Jail For 6-Month Crime Spree

Man Faced Over 100 Felony Counts

Garry Wendall Martin’s six-month crime spree in early 2008 earned him a 55-year prison sentence Friday in the first of seven felony cases.

The cases are spread out over Jefferson, Denver and Arapahoe and Grand counties.

Martin was found guilty in April on charges of kidnapping, first-degree burglary, aggravated robbery, extortion, and other charges after police said he robbed a Chick-Fil-A store owner at gunpoint and then duct taped his hands and feet before stealing credit cards and money.

Martin and his 18-year-old son, Vincent Martin, saw the store owner, Jonathan Lovette, leave the Chick-Fil-A and followed him to Lovette's apartment, said district attorney spokeswoman Pam Russell.

As Lovette was walking his dog, Garry Martin, wearing a black ski mask, accosted Lovette in the breezeway, Russell said.

Garry Martin forced Lovette into the apartment at gunpoint. He then used his cell phone to call Vincent Martin who was waiting in the car, and had him to come up to the apartment.

They hogtied Lovette with duct tape while threatening to kill him, Russell said.

Garry Martin was also sentenced for stealing personal and financial information belonging to customers at PT's strip club in Denver.

He pleaded guilty to one count of forgery in April 2009 and Friday was sentenced to three years in prison to be served concurrently to the 55-year sentence.

Garry Martin also faces charges in a third Jefferson County cases where he allegedly broke into lockers at two health clubs, Russell said.

According to court records he stole a car and broke into the house of one of the victims of the locker thefts. At that house he is accused of stealing over $130,000 worth of guns from a collection used in big game hunting, plus a large amount of cash and other property.

Trial begins in this case on July 20.

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