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Accused armed robber’s trial set for December


The case against the other suspect in the armed robbery of a local convenience store has been continued until August 3.

Brian Gilbert was in court Monday before 26th Judicial District Judge Jeff Cox on charges of armed robbery with the use of a firearm, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and illegal possession of stolen firearms. Status conference is set for August 3.

Trial has been set for Dec. 7.

Assistant District Attorney Hugo Holland says the case was passed because Gilbert retained new counsel.

“Gilbert just got a new attorney so we had to pass it to give the new attorney time to study the case,” Holland said.

Gilbert has been named as the gunmen of the two who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint on the corner of East Union and Fort Streets taking an undetermined amount of cash from the register, according to Holland.

The other accused in the same robbery, Laderrius Shelton, pled guilty in June to first degree attempted robbery with a 15-year cap on his sentence. His sentencing is set for August 3.

Holland says Gilbert has a prior felony conviction and faces from 49 and a half years to 198 years in prison if he’s convicted as charged.

Minden Press-Herald

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