A Lufkin man pleaded guilty to his part in a convenience store robbery and is now at the mercy of a judge to determine his fate.
Kendrick Pierre Ford, 23, pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated robbery in connection to a Aug. 26, 2012, incident. District Judge Barry Bryan will
According to a previous KTRE report, officers responded to Adeel's #1, located at
3403 South Chestnut St., at 11 p.m., in reference to a robbery which had just
The store employee said two men, both dressed in all black with hoodies,
fabric covering their faces and gloves, came into the store. She said one of
them had a long knife and demanded she give them money and warned her not to
activate any alarms.
She said one of the men jumped over the counter and filled a backpack with
Kool menthol cigarettes, White Owl cigarillos, Good Time cigarillos and cash.
They then ran out the front door.
While searching the area, an officer spoke with a woman outside a nearby
residence who remembered seeing a black man in a tan Tahoe-type SUV parked in
the area. A trail of footprints from the store led toward the area the woman
had seen the SUV. An officer recognized the description of the SUV as a vehicle
he ran across during a disturbance several months earlier and he remembered the
vehicle was normally parked on Broaddus Street.
The officers located the SUV in the 100 block of Broaddus Street and through
the windows saw a box of White Owl Cigarillos, cash, a large knife and black
fabric. They also saw the matching footprints near the front entrance of the
Although officers heard people talking inside the residence, nobody would
speak with them, according to the report. So officers surrounded the residence
and SUV and obtained a search warrant. While executing the warrant, officers
found inside the residence gloves, the shoes matching the footprints, Good Time
cigarillos, White Owl cigarillos and Kool menthol cigarettes. The officers
detained five males inside the residence and took them to the police department
According to the report, Christian Gabriel Trevino, 18, of Lufkin, admitted
that he, Ford and Brandon Lamar Hooper, 26, of
Lufkin, went to the store together in Hooper's Chevy Tahoe. Trevino said Hooper
was driving the SUV while Trevino and Ford robbed the store, according to the
report. Ford and Hooper also admitted to parts of their roles in the robbery,
according to the report.
Trevino and Hooper are each scheduled for a May 6 jury selection.
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