SAN ANGELO – A San Angelo man was convicted of aggravated robbery and sentenced to 35 years in prison in 391st District Court and a woman who is facing the same charge in connection with the case, is set to go to trial on Aug. 14.

SAN ANGELO – A San Angelo man was convicted of aggravated robbery and sentenced to 35 years in prison in 391st District Court and a woman who is facing the same charge in connection with the case, is set to go to trial on Aug. 14.

Eddie Lynn Tackett, Jr. , 45, pleaded not guilty to the charge of aggravated assault in the trial that occurred July 24-26 with Judge Brad Goodwin presiding. Elizabeth Alice Jenkins, 56, is awaiting trial on the same charge.

According to court records, on Feb. 3, 2016, officers from the San Angelo Police Department responded to an aggravated robbery at a motel on North Bryant St. Court documents show that the victim, who was in San Angelo on business, was found stripped naked, beaten, stabbed with a knife and tied up with a portion of a bed sheet by a male and female suspect.

“The identities of the suspects were not immediately known as they were strangers to the victim,” Prosecutor Stuart Holden reported.

During the course of the investigation, Tackett was identified as the male suspect through a latent fingerprint found on the sink of the bathroom in the motel.

The female suspect was later identified as Jenkins, who Holden said was the common law wife of Tackett.

Both were extradited from Colorado to Tom Green County and booked in to the Tom Green County Jail on July 1, 2016, according to jail records.

Holden thanks the jury for their work during the trial. Prosecutor Sara Reyes assisted Holden in the case.

“We appreciate the jury’s service in this case and we commend the officers of the San Angelo Police Department,” Holden said. “Our office will continue to seek justice for the victims of violent crime and aggressively prosecute violent offenders.”