WAXAHACHIE — The Ellis County Grand Jury recently indicted Palmer resident Guadalupe Tomas Garcia, 25, on the charge of aggravated robbery. The indictment was handed down March 1 after Waxahachie Police Department arrested Garcia on Dec. 5, 2016.

According to the indictment, Garcia, while in the course of committing theft, threatened three people by brandishing a firearm and put all three in fear of death or serious injury on Nov. 30, 2016.

Waxahachie Police Department Lt. Todd Woodruff said a patrol officer received a call at 10:35 p.m. from the lobby of a building located at 200 N. Interstate Highway 35E on Nov. 30, 2016.

“Three persons there reported having just been robbed at gunpoint. They reported a laptop computer was stolen that they had been trying to sell on an online site. The three suspects are described as a Hispanic male with tattoos on his face, a black male and a white female. The two males were both armed with pistols,” Woodruff said. “They left the scene together in a black SUV, possibly a black Jeep Cherokee that headed towards Interstate Highway 35. The victims met the suspects near the motel to sell them the computer after communicating with one of the suspects online.”

Woodruff said Rowlett Police arrested Garcia on an outstanding arrest warrant on Dec. 5, 2016. Waxahachie Police Department detectives identified Garcia during the investigation.

Woodruff said Midlothian Police Officers arrested a suspected accomplice, Midlothian resident Lejonathan Edtas Cox, 21, on Jan. 12 on a warrant charging him with this same aggravated robbery. Cox was also identified as one of the suspects during the investigation.


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