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Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2013 4:30 am

BELTON — A Bell County grand jury indicted a man and woman from Harker Heights in connection with a robbery in which a man was shot.

Devin Dasean Simmons, 25, and Gini Lee Taylor, 25, were indicted Wednesday on charges of aggravated robbery.

Taylor and Simmons allegedly robbed a man inside their home in the 1600 block of Inca Drive in Harker Heights on Oct. 16.

Police were originally called to a residence to investigate a report of shots fired. According to an arrest affidavit, police retrieved keys to a car that belonged to the victim from Taylor and Simmons.

While in the area, police received a report of a man shot on Pueblo Trace. The man said Taylor and Simmons robbed him at gunpoint, taking his wallet, keys and cellphone, the affidavit stated.

The victim told police he was shot in the hip when he attempted to escape through a window. Police returned to the home where the alleged robbery occurred and found a bullet casing, bullets, bullet fragments, a bullet hole and a broken window, according to the affidavit.

According to the indictment, Simmons is a habitual offender. His prior record includes a conviction for burglary of a habitation in 2009 and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon in 2011.

With the prior charges, Simmons could face a minimum of 25 years in prison, if convicted.

Simmons and Taylor were in Bell County Jail on Wednesday, with bail set at $100,000 each.

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