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March 20, 2014

Two plead not guilty to robbery/shooting charges

GREENVILLE — Two local men have pleaded not guilty to multiple charges involving a reported January 15 robbery/shooting incident in Greenville.

The indictments against Christopher Stephen Martin and Anthony Tyrone Davis Jr. were issued last month by the Hunt County grand jury.

Martin, 31, and Davis, 21, both from Greenville, were charged in connection with a robbery and shooting at a residence in the 2500 block of Broadview Street in Greenville.

Both defendants received two indictments for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and two indictments for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. All of the indictments allege Martin and Davis acted together.

Martin waived formal arraignments on the indictments and entered not guilty pleas Tuesday. Davis pleaded not guilty to the aggravated assault counts Monday and is scheduled to be arraigned on the aggravated robbery indictments March 26.

Both men had interim hearings set for April 16 in the 196th District Court.

Martin and David were alleged to have used a weapon while in the course of committing theft against two individuals and to have used a firearm while in the course of threatening and/or shooting two people.

Martin was arrested shortly before 1 p.m. January 15 by the Cumby Police Department for evading in a motor vehicle.

Martin was being sought for questioning following the shooting on Broadview Street about one hour earlier.

Davis was arrested in Cumby by Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies as a result of exiting Martin’s truck and attempting to flee on foot. After a search, Davis was located and arrested by the Cumby Police Department and Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies.

The aggravated robbery charges are first degree felonies, punishable upon conviction by a maximum sentence of from five to 99 years to life in prison and an optional fine of up to $10,000.

The aggravated assault charges are punishable by a maximum sentence upon conviction of from two to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Martin also has an interim hearing scheduled in the court April 16 in connection with three indictments for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, involving a January 2 incident in the 1200 block of Walworth Street in Greenville.

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