Andy Lee Andrade Jr. rejected a plea agreement that would have sent him to prison for seven years on Tuesday morning. The aggravated robbery case against the Waxahachie resident will now move to trial where he could face the possibility of 99 years of confinement.
Judge Bob Carroll, 40th Judicial District Court, asked Andrade if he understood what the ramifications of going to trial could mean. Andrade responded by stating, “yes, sir.”
Ennis Police arrested Andrade in connection with a robbery that took place at the Holiday Inn Express in the 600 block of Sonoma Trail on Jan. 17, 2016. He was arrested two days later.
Lt. Mike Hopson, Ennis Police Department, stated, at the time, the suspect later identified as Andrade was described as wearing all black clothes, and a face mask.
“He pulled the face mask down at one point, and the clerk recognized him,” Hopson said. "He didn’t get away with much.”
Hopson stated a handgun was displayed during the robbery.
Jury selection is set to take place either March 18 or March 25, 2019. The trial is set to take place over four days.
The Daily Light reached out to the Andrade’s attorney, Morgan Taylor, as well as the Ellis County District Attorney’s Office for comment, but calls went unreturned as of press time.
Andrade remains out on a $10,000 bond at this time.