WAXAHACHIE — The second suspect involved in the robbery of a cell phone store has been indicted by an Ellis County Grand Jury for aggravated robbery on Oct. 26. Red Oak Police arrested Dallas resident Kelvin Dewayne Williams, 24, on July 10.
According to the indictment, Williams allegedly threatened several victims with a firearm while committing the offense of theft of property.
Red Oak Police Lt. Rick Boone previously told the Daily Light the robbery took place at about 8 p.m. on March 21 in the 100 block of E. Ovilla Road at the Bright Star Wireless store.
“The business had closed and an employee had walked out back to throw the trash out. When coming back in, two black males followed the employee. One of them walked with a handgun and took the employee into the store and confronted two additional employees and put them on the ground,” Boone said. “They demanded the combination to the safe. Before they (the employees) could answer they (the suspects) realized the safe was open.
Boone stated that the suspects took about 39 Apple iPhones and an undisclosed amount of money from the safe.
Red Oak Police arrested the first suspect in the case Greenville resident Emanuel Lamont Lafayette, 26, on March 20. Online records from the Wayne McCollum Detention center state that Lafayette was booked into the jail at 8:53 a.m. on April 1. Lafayette was indicted June 14 by the grand jury on the charge of aggravated robbery.
According to records from the Ellis County District Clerk’s Office, Lafayette's final pretrial hearing is set for Dec. 7 in the 40th Judicial District Court.
As of 12:30 p.m. on Thursday Lafayette and Williams remain in custody at the detention center each with a $150,000 bond. Williams’ arraignment is set for Dec. 5 in the 40th Judicial District Court.