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Texas higher court denies appeal of Nacogdoches man who tried to rob 3 people at gunpoint

Michael White (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail) Michael White (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)

An appeal by the Nacogdoches man who tried to rob three men at gunpoint on Dutch Street in April 2012 has been denied by Texas' 12th Court of Appeals.

Judge Campbell Cox of the 145th Judicial District Court sentenced White to 75 years in prison on June 12, 2013. A Nacogdoches grand jury found him guilty of three counts of aggravated robbery in May of that year.

According to the court's ruling, White's attorney filed a motion to withdraw from the case after he reviewed the appellate record and found that there was no reversible error in White's jury trial that would merit an appeal.

In addition the ruling said even though filed brief that raised an issue about his mental competence, the 12th Court of Appeals reviewed the records for reversible errors and found none. The court also granted the attorney permission to withdraw as White's attorney of record.

A previous East Texas News story said the Nacogdoches County jury handed down the guilty verdict after a three-day trial.

According to the police report, officers responded to the 100 block of Dutch Street at approximately 3:33 p.m. on April 10, 2012 after a person later identified as White confronted three people.

The victims said White demanded money from them after he showed a pistol to them. Nacogdoches Police officers managed to track White down several blocks away, and one of the victims identified him as the person who tried to rob them.

The report did not say if White took anything from the victims or if anything was recovered when he was arrested.

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