A Wichita Falls jewel thief who was released from jail through an error, then recaptured last summer in East Texas, has been sentenced to prison.
56 year old Brian Lawrence Fuller has numerous robbery and burglary charges filed against him, and pleaded in Dallas County Wednesday to two aggravated robbery charges and one robbery charge.
He received 40 year sentences on each count, to be served concurrently. According to FBI and other authorities, Fuller found most of his robbery victims at grocery stores, looking for women, usually eldelry, wearing expensive jewelry.
He would rob them in the parking lot, or follow them to their homes, sometimes with an accomplice.
One victim at a Dallas Whole Foods store says fuller viciously attacked her, pounding her head in the pavement.
She required 5 surgeries after the attack. Fuller and an accomplice took her $90,000, 7.5 carat ring.
Wichita County deputies searched Fuller's home here and found gold coins and a diamond ring buried in the back yard.
He was arrested in 2010, then released by mistake on a $50-thousand bond that was supposed to be $500,000 thousand.