Armed robber goes to trial

Hunt County – Trial is scheduled for two men this week in connection with two armed robberies in south Hunt County. 47 year old Steven Lee Sherrod has pleaded not guilty to two counts of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and one charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle. Sherrod's alleged accomplice, Ricky Payton Griffin of West Tawakoni has already been sentenced after pleading guilty and agreeing to testify in the case.

The charges stem from two incidents last October where the two men are alleged to have used a shotgun to rob two male victims of cash and to have stolen a Dodge truck on the same day.

If convicted, Sherrod faces a sentence of 5 to 99 years or life in prison.