A Hays man who initially was going to trial on a charge he allegedly robbed a convenience store will instead be sentenced next month in a plea agreement.
Jordan Stevens pled no contest May 14 to a charge of aggravated robbery, a level 3 person felony, in Ellis County District Court, Assistant County Attorney Chris Lyon said. He initially pled not guilty after a February preliminary hearing.
The plea agreement recommends a sentence of 61 to 71 months in prison. Sentencing will be 1:30 p.m. June 11.
Stevens was charged in the Nov. 3 robbery of Tiger Mart Convenience Store, 335 W. Eighth. In the preliminary hearing, the store clerk who was working just before midnight that night identified Stevens as the man in a hooded jacket who brandished a gun and demanded cash.
Police later located a vehicle that was seen in surveillance video behind an apartment building in the 2700 block of Canal. Stevens was arrested after police executed a search warrant and found clothing matching the robber’s description, a gun and more than $1,000 in cash in an apartment.
A woman identified as the driver of the vehicle, Kelsie Replogle, pled no contest to a charge of aggravated robber in February.