Three Men Indicted In Commando-Style Robbery Of Local Supermarket

WACO (October 31, 2012)—The McLennan County Grand Jury returned indictments Wednesday against three men charged in the commando-style robbery of the Super Plaza Grocery Store at 1320 North 25th St. in Waco.

Marco Polo Medina-Gonzalez, 29, Josias Chavez, 20, and Julio Cesar Medina, 24, were named in indictments charging aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery.

Medina-Gonzalez was also indicted for evading arrest or detention with a prior count.

An alert passerby who witnessed the robbery called 911 at around 12:35 a.m. on Sept. 28.

Police arrived just as two men ran out of the store and jumped into a waiting Toyota sedan, which sped away with officers in pursuit.

The chase ended abruptly at the intersection of Bosque Boulevard and Brookview Circle when the car hit a tree, leaving the occupants stunned.

Two of the men tried to run, but were caught after a brief foot chase.

The driver was pulled from the car and taken into custody.

The men didn't have a chance to use the AK-47 assault rifle, Uzi 9-mm automatic pistol and handgun with which they were armed.

The sequence of events leading up to what police say was a well-planned attempt to rob the store began when the three men followed the store's assistant manager after he closed the store for the night.

Near North 18th Street and Bosque they rammed his car, and then pulled in front of the vehicle to make it impossible for him to escape.

Two of the men ran to the manager's car, forced their way in at gunpoint, and ordered him to drive back to the store while the third man followed in the Toyota.

The two men, who were wearing military-style clothing and ski masks, forced the manager at gunpoint to enter the store and to deactivate the alarm system while the third man waited outside in the car.

The two men assaulted the victim and attempted to break into the store's safe, for which the manager did not have the combination.

The prompt arrival of police forced the would-be robbers to flee before they could get the safe open and they escaped empty-handed, police said.

The assistant store manager suffered minor injuries and was taken to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center for treatment, as were two of the three suspects.

Other Indictments

Latobia Saviour Brown, 22, of Killeen, who was arrested after a traffic stop in September in Bell County, was indicted Wednesday on three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one count of indecency with a child by contact.

He was named in warrants issued in connection with an incident that was reported in mid-March when a girl younger than 14 told police she had been sexually assaulted at a residence in south Waco.

An arrest warrant affidavit indicated the victim and the accused man knew each other.

Jerry William Borchardt, 61, was named in an indictment Wednesday charging murder (habitual) in the July murder of Carol Jean Wagner, 60, who was found dead in her home in July.

She was suffocated.

Borchardt was her estranged boyfriend.

He told investigators he suffocated the woman with a pillow, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Keith William Foreman, 18, was indicted on two counts of abandoning a child stemming from an incident in April.

Officers who responded on April 5 to a report of a fight involving 10 to 15 men at the apartment complex in the 1100 block of North 6th Street in Waco found two young children alone in an unlocked apartment.

Aaron Sunmer Miller, 32, of Houston was indicted for theft over $200,000.

He was arrested on a warrant stemming from the theft of cartons of cigarettes worth more than $600,000 in November 2011 from the A-to-Z Warehouse, on South Interstate 35 in Waco.

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