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Four indicted on robbery charges

Four men were indicted Thursday on robbery charges in connection to three separate robbery cases in March and April in Denton and Corinth.

Kevin Walker, 28, was arrested March 28 on a robbery charge after police said he went on a hit-and-run spree around the city and later stole a woman's cellphone and keys at a nearby apartment complex.

Kevin WalkerDenton Police Department
Kevin Walker
Denton Police Department

Denton police received several 911 calls that night regarding four hit-and-run accidents around the city. Driving a black Nissan Altima, Walker collided with three vehicles before he eventually struck a bicyclist at the corner of Myrtle Street and Fort Worth Drive, police said. The cyclist was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Walker, who had struck two nearby street signs in his vehicle, fled the scene on foot toward an apartment complex, police said. 

In the parking lot of the apartment complex, Walker approached a 21-year-old woman while she was getting out of her car. Walker said he needed her car to get iced tea, assaulted her and fled on foot with her cellphone and keys, according to an arrest affidavit.

He was indicted on the single robbery charge.

Marcus JacksonDenton County Sheriff's Office
Marcus Jackson
Denton County Sheriff's Office

Marcus Jackson was indicted on four counts of robbery. He was arrested April 11 after police accused him of robbing an Exxon convenience store on March 30 in Denton, two Subway sandwich shops on April 10 — one in Denton and another in Corinth — and another Subway on April 11 in Denton.

Corinth police said he walked into the Subway on April 10 in the 3300 block of Corinth Parkway and pointed a partially concealed weapon at the employee behind the counter. He got away with $200, police said.

Investigators say they believe Jackson used two pieces of metal to mimic a double-barrel shotgun in that incident.  

Ashton RobisonDenton Police Department
Ashton Robison
Denton Police Department

At about 10:30 p.m. the same day, Denton police responded to a robbery report at a Subway in the 700 block of South Interstate 35E. Police said the suspect "implied" he had a weapon because he covered his hand during the robbery. Police said the employee handed the man a bag with cash and coins, as well as cash from the register.

The next day, a suspect entered a Subway restaurant in the 3300 block of Mayhill Road wearing a fake beard, a cap and sunglasses, the Denton police affidavit said. He left the store with an unspecified amount of cash before police discovered he had broken into a woman's nearby apartment, where he locked himself inside the bathroom until he was arrested.

Jackson, who told police he had just lost two jobs, cited drugs and being "under a lot of pressure" as reasons for the robberies, the affidavit said.

Omar TovarDenton Police Department
Omar Tovar
Denton Police Department

Ashton Robison and Omar Tovar also were indicted on one robbery charge each. They are accused of robbing the Millennium Shell convenience store in the 3100 block of West University Drive on April 27.

Police said one of the men walked into the convenience store and sprayed the woman cashier in the face with pepper spray. The man took an unknown amount of money before the suspects fled the scene in a maroon Ford Explorer, police said. 

The cashier was not severely injured, police said at the time. The men were arrested at a motel in the 600 block of South Interstate 35E.

JULIAN GILL can be reached at 940-566-6882.