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A duo suspected of robbing an elderly man Oct. 2 in his home near the Guadalupe County line are among 36 suspects indicted Nov. 22 by a Wilson County grand jury. Each suspect is due to be arraigned in district court Dec. 9.

Pedro Silva -- also known as “Pete Sanchez Silva” -- 46, of San Antonio and 24-year-old Samantha Jean Cunningham of Seguin each have been charged with aggravated robbery. According to Cunningham’s indictment, she also is charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and with debit-card abuse.

The pair allegedly threatened their 70-year-old victim with a firearm and with a knife before stealing items including his Visa debit card and a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and fleeing the home. Both suspects are being held in the Wilson County Jail on $100,000 bond and face up to life in prison if convicted of the robbery charge.

In an unrelated case, 30-year-old Jordan Robert Lewis of San Antonio has been indicted on one count each of aggravated robbery and aggravated assault in connection with his March 3, 2012, escape from the Wilson County Jail. Lewis on Nov. 12 pled guilty to charges of evading arrest or detention with a motor vehicle, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and escape related to the same incident.

According to his new indictment, Lewis allegedly threatened his elderly female victim with a knife while he stole her 2008 Ford Escape outside the Casa Solana convenience store and Shell gas station on Standish Street in Floresville. Bond on the charges related to this indictment is set at $30,000.

Other defendants indicted included:

•Amie Lynn James, charged with a first-degree felony count of possession with intent to deliver more than 4 grams but less than 200 grams of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 1, stemming from an incident that occurred on or about Feb. 23. Her bond is set at $40,000.

•John David DeLeon, charged with a third-degree felony count of harassment of a public servant, stemming from an incident that occurred on or about Aug. 22 when he allegedly spat on a Floresville police officer while being transported after an arrest. His bond is set at $10,000.

•Samuel Pereida, charged with a second-degree felony count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, stemming from a Sept. 7 incident in which he allegedly threatened to cut a woman with a machete. His bond is set at $30,000.
 

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