Homer man accused of armed robbery on trial

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An accused armed robber is on trial this week and court officials say the trial was expected to wrap up Thursday.

Laderrius Shelton, 21, of the 900 block of Coleman Street in Homer, was on trial this week accused of armed robbery.

At the time of his arrest, Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said Shelton and another male entered a convenience store on the corner of East Union and Fort Streets armed with a .45 caliber handgun.

“The clerk indicated that one was wearing black clothes with something on his face,” Cropper said. “The other was wearing a gray sweater, white t-shirt, black pants, white shoes and no globes and holding what she believed to be a .45 caliber handgun.”

The clerk allegedly told police the one wearing the gray sweater to give him the money or he would shoot her. Cropper says they forced her to open the register and they took an undetermined amount of cash and ran out of the store.

Once police captured Shelton, a .45 caliber handgun was found on one of the men.

The other male is listed as Brian Gilbert.


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