Five men charged for alleged robberies of two armored cars in which guards were shot

August 7, 2012 11:57:02 AM PDT
Five men have been charged for the alleged robberies of two armored cars in the Houston area.

Walter Keitric Freeman and Corinthian Phillips, who turned themselves in to authorities, are charged along with Hendrick Dwayne Lynn, Chad Eric Haywood and Allen Moore Jr. Freeman, 23, and Phillips, 27, both of Houston, appeared before a judge Tuesday. Lynn, 29, Haywood, 23, both of Houston, and Moore, 45, of Dallas, are currently in state custody on unrelated charges and are expected to be transferred to face these charges in the near future.

According to the indictment, Lynn, Haywood and Moore were involved in the August 7, 2009, attempted robbery of a Loomis armored truck at the Bank of America at 3704 Old Spanish Trail. Lynn allegedly drove to the location, at which time Haywood and Moore, armed with Glock pistols, allegedly jumped out and shot a guard in the head. The guard has since recovered.

The second incident occurred on November 21, 2009, at which time another guard was shot. On that date, according to the indictment, Lynn drove Freeman and Haywood to Senor Check Cashing Store #2 located at 5950 S. Gessner Rd. Armed with a pistol and a rifle, Freeman and Haywood approached the Loomis armored car guard. Freeman fired his pistol and shot the guard three times. The guard survived. On that same date, Phillips allegedly drove a second vehicle to the Gessner location and, following the robbery, switched vehicles with Haywood, Freeman and Lynn.

A conviction for conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery carries a possible 20-year prison sentence as well as a $250,000 fine. If convicted of discharging a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence, Freeman and Moore also face an additional 10 years in prison which must be served consecutive to any other sentence imposed. Haywood also face the same 10-year consecutive sentence, but also faces an additional 25-years, also to be served consecutively, if convicted of brandishing a weapon during the commission of a second crime of violence.

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