Man pleads guilty, sentenced to 35 years in prison after Greensboro crime spree


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GREENSBORO, N.C. — The man who led police on a chase during an afternoon crime spree terrorizing dozens of people last October pleaded guilty in court this morning.

Isaiah Fox, 26, apologized to the families he hurt after pleading guilty to a number of crimes that included breaking into homes, stealing cars, threatening to kill people, running over a man on a golf course and a number of assaults, including injuring a 5-year-old boy and an elderly woman.

Police eventually caught Fox — who was on crack cocaine — after shooting him.

Prosecutors went into detail about the terror Fox caused on a number of families that afternoon while he was trying to run from police after stealing pocketbooks from a T.J. Maxx.

They also talked about the long-term injuries many of his victims are still dealing with today.

When it came to sentencing, Fox’s attorney called a psychiatrist to testify about Fox’s mental illness and mental disabilities that date back to when he was 19 month’s old.

The doctor said Fox suffered from a number mental issues including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The doctor also said he had suffered sexual abuse as a child.

His mother asked the court to help her son get treatment.

The judge sentenced him to 35 years in prison.

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