Third pleads guilty in aggravated robbery
Feb 8, 2012 at 12:08 AM
A third person charged in a 2009 aggravated robbery pleaded guilty to a lesser charge this week in exchange for judicial diversion.
Tiegra Edwards, 22, pleaded guilty Monday to robbery and received a three-year deferred sentence. An aggravated assault charge was dismissed.
If Edwards successfully completes the three-year term of probation, the conviction will be erased from her record.
Two other defendants in the case, Lomark Cameron and Jamarcus Jackson, pleaded guilty to the same reduced charge in 2009 and 2011, respectively.
Cameron, 21, pleaded guilty Nov. 20, 2009, to robbery and aggravated assault in a deal that got him six years in prison. His sentence was ordered to be served consecutively to any unexpired sentences, including two drug convictions.
Jackson, 21, pleaded guilty July 19 to the same charges as Cameron. He received a total of six years in prison.
The last person charged, Jalesa Harris, has a court date on Monday for a plea deadline.
The four were arrested in May 2009 after Amanda Silvers told police she gave Cameron, Jackson and a juvenile a ride from Arrowood Apartments to a gas station.
During that trip, the woman said Cameron started going through her purse while one of the others pointed a handgun at her head. Silvers told police that she was being followed by another vehicle occupied by two women she knew and the vehicle pulled in front of her in the 1200 block of East Eighth Avenue.
One of the women assaulted Silvers from outside her car, according to police records.