Man sentenced to 3 life terms for ETX aggravated robberies, expected to plead guilty to 4 more

Man sentenced to 3 life terms for ETX aggravated robberies, expected to plead guilty to 4 more
Gregg County Jail

POSTED: Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 10:59am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 2:58pm

A man who received three life sentences in Upshur County for the aggravated robbery of an East Texas dollar store is expected to plead guilty to four more counts of aggravated robbery in Gregg County on Monday, according to county officials.

Tuesday and received three life sentences for aggravated robbery in Upshur County is scheduled to appear Monday in the 124th District Court and enter a guilty plea on four additional counts of aggravated robbery.

Robby Brian Stevens, 43, of Leander, was indicted by a Gregg County grand jury on February 13, 2014, on four counts of aggravated robbery and one count of evading arrest, according to Gregg County judicial records from the 124th District Court.

He is expected to plead guilty to the four crimes which includes the 2013 aggravated robbery of the China King eatery on West Loop 281 in Longview.

On December 20, 2013, at 10:39 p.m., officers were dispatched to an aggravated robbery that had just occurred at the Chinese eatery. When officers arrived the victim told police a white male approximately 5'9" to 6'0" tall with an unshaven face approached her while she was at the register.

The man, who police say was Stevens, brandished a weapon and demanded the register drawer containing money. The clerk gave him the money and he left the restaurant with an undisclosed amount of cash. Stevens is reported to have fled that scene in a dark silver or champagne colored four-door passenger car.

After reviewing the surveillance video, police determined Stevens had been in the restaurant a few minutes prior to the robbery, approached the counter, took a menu and left.

The trial for the Longview incident is set to begin June 16 at the Gregg County Courthouse.


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