In Harris County Texas, May of 2011, a young man was close to getting away with his well thought out crime of robbery, until he shot himself. Investigators share that they believe he would have actually been able to make an escape had he not incapacitated himself by way of shooting himself after the hold up. Twenty year old Kerney Devon Benson-Flowers now is facing charges for felony aggravated robbery for his actions.
According to a criminal report filing by a witness motorist stating that he and his friend were sitting in a vehicle on Sapphire Mist Court close to the North Freeway at the time they say Flowers and another individual approaching. They were driving in a large Dodge Ram truck and then soon parked in the neighborhood cull-de-sc. Within moments the witnesses saw two men with ski masks covering their faces and armed with weapons, approaching their vehicle. At this point they demanded for their wallets, and in fear of being killed they handed them over to the criminals without hesitation.
The witnesses state that the following turn of events was anything from normal because as the two robbers were running away back to their truck, there was a gun shot and a loud scream. Flowers was the individual who accidently shot himself, though it is uncertain how severe the injuries were at the time. These two men did escape at the time, and little did they know that month’s later one of them would be pinned back to the crime. After the police conducted investigations from the scene of the robbery and single gunshot, they were able to find traces of blood as well as bullet fragments. Police sent these findings off to the crime lab for testing and in October the reports came back linking the crime to Flowers.
Local Deputy Thomas Gilland, with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office states that this incident just proves again that criminals think they can get away with their crimes, and he discusses that now a day’s law enforcement has the needed technology to link criminals to their actions making it harder for them to get away with it. According to police reports, Flowers had already spent three years of his life in prison for a theft conviction, and was just recently released from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Robbery charges can result in severe consequences with the law if an individual is convicted, especially in the case of Flowers who have a previous record of theft convictions. Law enforcement officials will stop at nothing to take action against individuals who have broken the law, which is why hiring a criminal defense attorney is so essential. If you are facing similar charges for theft or any other criminal offense, contact
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