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Teen going to trial on robbery charges

first_img Pinterest Twitter Teen going to trial on robbery charges Pinterest Oct. 22 Odessa police charged 17-year-old Leon Nicholas Flores with unauthorized use of a vehicle, a state jail felony, on Oct. 22. Flores was already in custody at the Ector County Detention Center on unrelated charges. Officers responded July 27 to the 2900 block of West Sixth Street in reference to a burglary and theft of a vehicle. The complainant reported that someone burglarized one of her vehicles and stole another vehicle. A latent print was located on the complainant’s vehicle and entered into an AFIS database. The print was positively identified as belonging to Flores. Detectives interviewed Flores, who admitted to committing the burglary and also described the vehicle that was stolen. Flores, 1204 Oak Ave., was being held Oct. 25 at the Ector County Detention Center on $15,000 bond. A 19-year-old accused of robbing five suspects and leading police on a chase in a stolen car two years ago is expected to go to trial next month following a pre-trial hearing Friday morning.The pre-trial hearing was at 10:30 a.m. in the 161st District Court of Judge John Smith. The accused, Leon Flores, is represented by attorney Adrian Chavez, who was not at the hearing.Judge Smith told Flores he could bet on facing his jury trial June 4, as his name was the first on the docket.Flores was indicted in January 2017 on seven charges, including five counts of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, and two counts of unauthorized use of a vehicle, a state jail felony.Police first charged Flores in August 2016, after dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call about a robbery in the 1200 block of Wilson Street, the Odessa American previously reported.Upon arrival, officers found five people who told them they were robbed by four suspects, including Flores, who was 17 at the time, a 15-year-old boy, another unknown male, and a 12-year-old girl, of their belongings at gunpoint, and then entered a Ford Fusion and sped off.Officers found the vehicle almost half an hour later heading south in the 400 block of Foster Avenue and tried pulling the driver over, but the driver gave chase before plowing into the chain-link fence of a house at the corner of Fall Avenue and Clements Street.The suspects bolted out of the vehicle but police caught three of the suspects, Flores, the 15-year-old boy and the 12-year-old girl, who were later identified as the robbers.Jail records show Flores has been in the Ector County Detention Center since March 2017 and has no bonds.Court records show Flores currently has a jury trial scheduled for 9 a.m. on June 4. By admin – May 25, 2018 WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsCrime Previous articlePolice searching for missing personNext articlePermian class of 2018 cherishes moment at ‘finish line’ during graduation adminlast_img read more

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