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Fort Hood woman charged with aggravated robbery

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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 4:30 am

A 21-year old Fort Hood solider is behind bars after police said she helped three armed men rob a local video game store at gunpoint.

Jessica Elaintrell Smith was arraigned on a first-degree felony charge of aggravated robbery Friday by Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin. Potvin set Smith’s bail at $100,000.

Smith was arrested in connection with the Aug. 2 armed robbery of a Game Exchange store at 2501 S. W.S. Young Drive in Killeen.

According to an arrest affidavit, two armed males forced their way into the store as an employee was escorting a female customer out after closing time. The two males forced the employees to the ground after demanding money. One of the men pointed a gun at the employees, the affidavit stated.

The employees heard someone knock on the back door to the business shortly after the two suspects entered the store.

The suspects opened the door to let another male suspect inside.

Once inside the business, the third male led the female customer to the back door and let her out, police said.

The three males then broke several glass showcases, and stole numerous electronic items from within those showcases, including iPads, iPods, cellphones, charges and accessories, according to the affidavit. The three then fled the scene.

Upon reviewing security footage of the scene, investigators said they saw the female customer use her cellphone to text someone before the robbery, and that one of the men allowed her to exit the store.

Police said they later discovered Smith had pawned items taken from the store at shops in Killeen and Duncanville.

Police executed a search warrant at Smith’s residence in the 3000 block of Blackburn Drive on Thursday, and reportedly found numerous pieces of evidence. Smith was arrested.

Smith told police she agreed to particulate in the robbery with the three men. She said the text messages told the men who was working in the store.

Smith said she was rewarded with iPods, iPads, phones and headphones.

Police did not release the names of the three men involved in the robbery, but said in a statement released Monday that further arrests are pending and that Killeen detectives continued to investigate the incident.

The following individuals also were arraigned on unrelated charges:

George Thomas Murphy, 44, on a charge of forgery. His bail was set at $20,000.

Russell Gerard Fair, 38, on a charge of possession of cocaine in an amount of 1 gram or more, but less than 4 grams. Fair’s bail was set at $25,000.

James Everett Shelton, 50, on a charge of possession of cocaine in an amount of 4 grams or more, but less than 200 grams. Shelton’s bail was set at $25,000.

Eric Lee Powell, 22, on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. Powell’s bail was set at $50,000.

Anthony Glen Powell Jr., 26, on a charge of possession of cocaine in an amount of more than 1 gram, but less than 4 grams. Powell’s bail was set at $30,000.

Area police reports indicated:

Killeen

  • A burglary of a vehicle was reported at 5 a.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of Bristol Drive.
  • A burglary of a habitation with forced entry was reported at 8 a.m. Sunday in the 3500 block of Dustin Court.
  • A burglary of a vehicle was reported at 8:50 a.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of Leader Drive.
  • A burglary of a habitation with forced entry was reported at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the 2600 block of Southwood Drive.
  • A burglary of a habitation without forced entry was reported at 7:15 p.m. Sunday in the 2500 block of Westwood Drive.
  • Discharge of firearm in certain municipalities was reported at 12:11 a.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of Powder River Drive.
  • Unlawful carrying of weapons was reported at 3:02 a.m. Sunday in the 3400 block of Barcelona Drive.
  • A burglary of a vehicle was reported at 5 a.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of Bristol Drive.
  • A burglary of a vehicle was reported at 8:50 a.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of Leader Drive.
  • Driving while intoxicated was reported at 9:29 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of South Fort Hood Street and West Hallmark Avenue.
  • False report to a peace officer was reported at 9:29 a.m. Sunday in the 400 block of South Fort Hood Street.
  • A theft, misdemeanor, was reported at 12:15 p.m. Sunday in the 2100 block of South W.S. Young Drive.
  • A theft, misdemeanor shoplifting, was reported at 1 p.m. Sunday in the 1400 block of Lowes Boulevard.
  • A theft, misdemeanor shoplifting, was reported at 1:20 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of West Rancier Avenue.
  • A theft, misdemeanor, was reported at 4 p.m. Sunday in the 2600 block of Westwood Drive.
  • Criminal mischief was reported at 4 p.m. Sunday in the 2500 block of West Stan Schlueter Loop.
  • An assault with bodily injury was reported at 4:45 p.m. Sunday in the 3300 block of Southhill Drive.
  • A theft, misdemeanor shoplifting, was reported at 5:20 p.m. Sunday in the 2100 block of South W.S. Young Drive.
  • Possession of marijuana under two ounces was reported at 9:05 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Washington Street.
  • Driving while license suspended was reported at 10:17 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of 18th Street and East Rancier Avenue.

Harker Heights

  • A forgery was reported at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of East Veterans Memorial Boulevard.

Copperas Cove

  • A theft was reported at 2:08 p.m. Sunday in the 2900 block of East U.S. Highway 190.
  • Arson was reported at 11:53 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Erby Avenue.

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