WAXAHACHIE — An Ellis County Grand Jury handed down five indictments in connection with a robbery in which a resident was held at gunpoint with an assault rifle in their home.
Waxahachie residents Savannah Donna Yeager, 17, Aaron Stover, 17, Jacob Matthew Safford, 18, Austin Lee Loper, 17, and Midlothian resident Todd Eugene Mayben, 20, were each indicted on an aggravated robbery charge. Members of the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office took the five suspects into custody on March 29.
According to an April 4 Daily Light article, the incident took place March 28 at 5:34 p.m. at a residence in 1200 block Lone Elm Road in Waxahachie.
Ellis County Sheriff’s Sgt. Joe M. Fitzgerald previously said that, during the incident, Loper, Stafford and Stover, entered the home with an assault rifle and demanded money from the resident who they had held at gunpoint with a rifle. Mayben and Yeager waited outside in an orange-colored vehicle.
"Investigators worked into the early morning hours of Wednesday, Mach 29 taking into custody five suspects,” an ECSO release stated.
Fitzgerald said the victim identified two of the suspects. He added that the stories from the two identified suspects corroborated after ECSO deputies had them in custody and helped to locate the remaining three suspects, as well as items taken from the home.
According to online records from the detention center Yeager, Safford and Stover remain in custody as of 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday each with a bond of $50,000. Loper and Mayben are no longer listed as inmates at the detention center.