Action Pawn robbers sentenced
By LYNETTE SOWELL
An 18-year-old Killeen man is receiving 10 years of deferred adjudication in connection with the January 3, 2017 aggravated robbery of Action Pawn in Copperas Cove.
Dvaughn Kent was given the sentence on Wednesday by Judge Grant Kinsey with the 440th District Court, according to a press release issued on Thursday by the office of Coryell County District Attorney Dusty Boyd.
Along with Kent, six other individuals have either been sentenced, are facing prosecution, or are set for an open plea in connection with the aggravated robbery.
Raevonte Dae’Jour Pinckney, of Killeen, 48-month Federal sentence.
Kendrick Little Jr, of Killeen, 30-month Federal sentence.
Andrew Lee Frison Jr., Killeen, 168-month Federal sentence.
Desmond Coakley, set for an open plea hearing on June 13.
Justin Anthony Ellis, 121-month Federal sentence.
Paris McCallum, still awaiting prosecution.
According to the press release, police were dispatched to a robbery call at Action Pawn. Along with witness interviews, store surveillance revealed that four suspects entered the store through the rear entrance and began moving employees to the safe as well as began breaking glass to the gun cases. One of the suspects aimed a gun at the head of a clerk, while handguns, jewelry and cash were loaded into bags before the suspects fled the shop.
The press release stated that the Action Pawn robbery was linked to the January 2 Food Mart robbery, during which subjects made off with cash and cigarettes.
The investigation involved Killeen, Harker Heights, and Copperas Cove police departments. Killeen Police were dispatched to the Holiday Terrace Motel, where empty gun cases and Action Pawn tags were found in a room, with the serial numbers on the gun cases matching the ones stolen from Action Pawn.
Kent and the other suspects were captured on motel surveillance with the stolen guns, and when Kent was arrested and interviewed by Copperas Cove police, he admitted to participating in the robbery at Action Pawn.
Initially, Kent’s bond had been reduced in April 2017 by Judge Kinsey on the condition that he not associate with any of the other defendants. However, Kent’s bond was revoked one month later when he was found to be associating with Desmond Coakley.