Shelby County District Attorney Amy P. Weirich announced that a Memphis man faces up to 12 years in prison for robbing a woman at gunpoint at her Hickory Hill apartment complex.
A criminal court jury found Tomario Walton, 21, guilty as indicted for aggravated robbery. Walton is scheduled to be sentenced on March 8 in Criminal Court Division 1.
In the late afternoon on August 18, 2009, the victim, Shelia Ray, had just returned from the grocery store to her home at the Germantown Falls apartments in Hickory Hill. While the victim was walking to her apartment, Walton pointed a pistol at her and robbed her. Walton drove off in a pickup truck, but not before the apartment complex’s property manager wrote down the license tag number. The vehicle was later stopped by Memphis police who found the weapon and the victim’s property. Officers arrested Walton at the scene.
Aggravated robbery is a charge covered by the D.A.’s No Deals policy on violent crimes.
Assistant District Attorney Glen Baity prosecuted this case.
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