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BB gun robber ruled competent, gets 10 years

Dion Smith mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. Dion Smith mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

A Lufkin man came to district court Thursday afternoon after a stay at a maximum security hospital and pleaded guilty to robbing a man with a BB handgun.

Dion Ray Smith, 29, accepted a 10-year prison sentence for the crime, though he did plead guilty to a lesser charge of robbery, instead of the aggravated robbery charge he originally received.

District Judge Barry Bryan ruled Smith was incompetent to stand trial and had him sent to a hospital, where professionals were able to make him competent.

Lufkin Police arrested Smith in December after he robbed a man walking on the 200 block of East Denman Avenue, taking his money from his pockets. Police were able to arrest him after a short chase.

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