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Thu October 4, 2007
Hunt County District Court pleas
By Brad Kellar
Greenville, TX –
One of two men indicted on charges of robbery in connection with a violent purse-snatching at Crossroads Mall during which a woman was injured has pleaded guilty. Wednesday in Hunt County District Court, 22 year old Bradley Keith Reed of College Station was placed on probation, fined, and agreed to testify against his alleged co-defendant. In the February incident, the female victim was dragged across the mall floor and into a wall. The co-defendant, 19 year old Chadrick O'Neal Robinson of Greenville, was also indicted in connection with the incident and is facing a trial in November. Under a plea bargain arrangement, Reed was placed on 10 years of deferred adjudication probation with a $1,000 fine and agreed to testify truthfully against Robinson. Deferred adjudication carries no finding of guilt, although those defendants who are found to have violated a deferred probation are subject to being sentenced to the maximum punishment.
In a separate case, 21 year old Gerald Wayne Johnson Jr. has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in connection with the July 1 shooting death of Carlton Collier of Greenville, has pleaded not guilty to the offense. In an unrelated case, Johnson was also arraigned and pleaded not guilty Wednesday on an unrelated count of selling cocaine within 1,000 feet of a Greenville Independent School District building. Johnson has had an attorney appointed to represent him in both cases, which had been transferred from the 354th to the 196th District Court, where Judge Joe Leonard set an interim hearing date on the charges for Oct. 29.