Jury selection began today for a trial of one of four teenagers accused of robbing a Big Lots at gunpoint in August.
The accused, 19-year-old Ashton Kenimer, is charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony. Court records show the trial will be in the 358th District Court of Judge Stacy Trotter. Justin Low is listed as his attorney. Assistant District Attorney Bill Prasher is the lead prosecutor.
Police were first called about the robbery on Aug. 28 at Big Lots, 3118 Andrews Highway. While officers were responding, one of the three men reportedly fired a shot, but no injuries were reported, an Odessa Police Department news release stated. The three reportedly demanded money from the register.
Officers later learned of a fourth suspect who served as the driver.
Kenimer, along with three other suspects, 19-year-old Damon Bars, 19-year-old Devorjay Tinner, and 18-year-old Michael Stoglin, were arrested days later, and indicted a few months later on the charge of aggravated robbery.
Should Kenimer be found guilty, he could be sentenced anywhere between 5 and 99 years in prison.
Trotter is presiding over Bars, Tinner and Stoglin’s cases, as well, records show.