Two teens jailed, one hospitalized after pot deal turns violent

Kalycia Marie Rivera (left) and Dvaugn Nathaniel Kent. (Jail photos)
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HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas (KWTX) Two teenagers were jailed Thursday and a third suspect was in local hospital after they attempted to rob a man from whom they’d arranged to buy marijuana earlier this month in Harker Heights, according to arrest warrant affidavits.

Kalycia Marie Rivera, 18, and Dvaugn Nathaniel Kent, 19, both of Killeen, are charged with aggravated robbery.

Their bonds were set at $100,000 each.

The third suspect, who remains in an area hospital recovering from the gunshot wound suffered during the robbery, is identified in the affidavits as Tyler Dal Cortivo.

The charges stem from an incident just before 10 p.m. on Jan. 7 at an apartment in the 300 block of West Valley Road.

Officers who responded to a report of gunfire found one man on the scene with a rifle, whom they disarmed, and another man lying in the doorway of the residence with a gunshot wound to the upper arm.

The affidavits show that Rivera had texted the victim to arrange to purchase marijuana.

But after Rivera knocked on the door of the victim’s home, Kent and Cortivo entered as well, the affidavits say.

The victim said Cortivo pointed a handgun at him and then hit him in the face with the gun, the affidavits say.

He said as he and his attacker struggled, Cortivo told Kent to shoot him, the affidavits say.

Kent then pointed a shotgun at the victim and then struck the victim with the gun, the affidavits say.

Rivera and Kent ran out of the apartment as the victim hid behind a couch, but as Cortivo fled, he pointed a gun at the victim, the affidavits say.

The victim told officers he fired at Cortivo, the affidavits say.

Officers found Cortivo lying on the ground near the door of the apartment, bleeding from a gunshot wound to the left arm.

“A tourniquet was applied and the man was transported to an area hospital for treatment,” police said in a press release Thursday.