Two of 3 men arrested after local man beaten, robbed indicted

Robert Ferguson (left), Eric Goertz (center), both of Nolanville, and Charles Ferguson (right) were arrested in connection with the robbery in January. The Fergusons were indicted Wednesday. Goertz remains in the Bell County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bond. (Jail photos)
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BELTON, Texas (KWTX) The Bell County Grand Jury returned indictments against two of the three men whom deputies arrested after a Belton man was beaten and robbed at gunpoint in his home in January.

Robert Ferguson, 31, of Nolanville and Charles Ferguson, 23, of Belton were named in indictments charging aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Neither man was listed Wednesday on the Bell County Jail’s online roster

The Fergusons and Eric Goertz, 30, of Nolanville, who’s held in the Bell County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bond, charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, were arrested after Bell County deputies responded to a report of a robbery on Jan. 19 at a home at 220 Rosemont Dr. in Belton and spotted several men running away, one of whom appeared to be carrying an AR-15 style assault rifle, an arrest warrant affidavit says.

A short time later deputies found the Fergusons and Goertz hiding nearby, the affidavit says.

The victim told deputies that four men had come to the house “to purchase some items from him” returned later to rob him, the affidavit said.

“He stated during (the) robbery he was struck in the head several times with a pistol, that two individuals involved had handguns and the others had what appeared to be…AR-15 styled weapons,” the affidavit said.

During the robbery, he said, one of the men fired a shot.

Deputies found a shell casing inside the house, the affidavit says.

Goertz admitted to deputies that he, the Fergusons and a third man he identified as “Matthew” “forced their way into the house to commit a robbery,” the affidavit says

He told deputies the AR-15 style weapons were airsoft rifles, “but admitted the handguns were firearms.”