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Suspected jail escapee, carjacker heads to trial
Despite earlier indications that 30-year-old Jordan Robert Lewis was going to waive his right to a jury trial, a jury is set to be selected Nov. 12. This is according to Wilson County District Court records after Lewis’ appearance in court Nov. 5.
Lewis was set to enter pleas in two separate court cases -- a burglary of a habitation charge related to a Nov. 7, 2011, burglary of a home and a building on Eagle Ridge Drive north of Floresville, and aggravated robbery, attempted aggravated kidnapping, escape, evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in connection with a March 3, 2012, incident that began in the kitchen of the Wilson County Jail in Floresville and ended on I-37 in Atascosa County.
Also among those present in court Nov. 5 were:
•Kyle McKay, who is charged in two separate indictments with murder and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in connection with the November 2012 death of Dakotah Reynolds, and possession of more than 4 grams but less than 200 grams of heroin, for a pretrial hearing. He is set to return to court Dec. 11 for a docket call, with jury selection ahead of his trial set for Jan. 6, 2014.
•Patsy Lynne Ritchey, 54, for a docket call related to charges of theft of property worth more than $20,000 but less than $100,000, misapplication of fiduciary property, and theft of property worth more than $1,500 but less than $20,000, all related to her previous tenure as treasurer of the Greater La Vernia Chamber of Commerce. She is set to return to court Feb. 10, 2014, for a pretrial hearing, followed by a docket call March 12. Jury selection ahead of her trial is set for March 24.
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