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Trial to be set for accused armed robber

by Minden Press-Herald



Trial for the second man accused in the January 2014 armed robbery of a convenience store is tentatively set for Sept. 11.

Brian Gilbert, 22, of Durwood Drive, is charged with armed robbery.

According to officials with the district attorney’s office, his counsel filed a motion to withdraw and his case has been put on the docket for July 13 to determine counsel. Once that is done, trial will be set.

Gilbert is accused of robbing a convenience store at gunpoint on the corner of East Union and Fort Streets taking an undetermined amount of cash from the register.

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

Assistant District Attorney Hugo Holland, who is prosecuting Gilbert’s case, 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.

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