ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A man pleaded guilty to his role in the armed robbery of an elderly woman in Angelina County.
According to court records, Corey Thompson, 21, of Lufkin pleaded guilty in Judge Bob Inselmann's court on August 10. He was initially charged with an aggravated robbery charge, however, he was allowed to plead down to a lesser state-jail felony burglary of a building charge. Thompson then accepted a five-year probation sentence.
Thompson was arrested in March in connection to the armed robbery of an 82-year-old woman in January. Two other suspects, Nicholas Westmoreland, 22, and Jeremy Kilman, 20, both from Lufkin were also arrested.
According to the affidavit, Westmoreland admitted that he, Kilman and Thompson robbed Westmoreland's grandmother at her home on the 200 block of Jim Fenley Loop. Westmoreland said he went to the side of the home and cut the wires to the surveillance system while Thompson stayed in the car to be the driver, and Kliman went into the home and allegedly stole the woman's purse and took her home surveillance system.
Court records show Westmoreland pleaded guilty on May 24 and received a 12-year prison sentence.
The third suspect, Kilman, is due in court on August 14 for a docket call.