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Trial begins for Longview man charged in 2013 home invasion

Trial begins for Longview man charged in 2013 home invasion
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 7:46am

A Longview man accused of aggravated robbery pleaded not guilty to the charge during the first day of his trial Tuesday.

Cordero Deshayne Brown, 27, and two other men stand accused of invading the home of a Jera Lynn Johnson on Jan. 14, 2013. The arrest warrant states the men assaulted Johnson, bound her with tape and forced her inside the trunk of her car.

Gregg County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Brown, Lorenzo Daniel Chester, 23, of Tyler, and Reco Lamont Chester, 28, of Tyler, on Jan. 15, 2013.

“I was in my bedroom doing my Bible study when I heard banging on the front door and the doorbell ringing,” Johnson testified Tuesday in the 188th District Court. “This was at 10 a.m. that morning because I remember looking at the clock. When I heard my back door get kicked in, I went to the hall, and there were three men there. One had a gun pointed at me and he said, ‘I’m going to kill you.’ ” 


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