A Grady County felon faces up to life in prison for first-degree robbery and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute within 2,000 feet of a school.
Prosecutors filed the new charges against 28-year-old Troy R. Rouse in Grady County District Court on Tuesday. At his initial appearance, bond was set at $1 million and a preliminary hearing conference scheduled for 1:30 p.m. June 6. The new charges are filed after former felony convictions.
According to an affidavit supporting the most recent charges, a Chickasha police officer responded to a robbery call at South 17th Street and West California Avenue shortly before 5:30 p.m. Monday.
The victim, Travis Merrick, said Rouse threatened him, took his money and fled down an alley. The officer and Merrick went along the alley to a house in the 2300 block of S. 16th Street, where they found Rouse standing in the yard. The house is across from the Bill Wallace Early Childhood Center.
When the officer searched Rouse, he recovered a large pocketknife and $360.50, which Rouse admitted belonged to Merrick, according to the affidavit.
Rouse told the officer that Merrick had given him the cash to buy drugs and that he'd taken him to the house on S. 16th Street for the buy. Rouse also said he intended to cheat Merrick.
Merrick told the officer that he wanted to buy pills when he contacted Rouse, but instead Rouse punched him in the face and threatened to stab him if he didn't hand over the cash. Merrick said he gave Rouse $400 and that's when Rouse fled through the alley.
While Rouse was being booked into the Grady County Jail, authorities found a bag containing 18 pills in his possession.
In addition, the prosecution filed an amended motion to revoke Rouse's suspended sentence in a 2007 case in which he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and battery, a felony, and assault and battery, a misdemeanor.
According to court records, Rouse was sentenced in February 2008 to 10 years in prison, with half of that suspended. The prosecution maintains that Rouse violated his probation in January 2012 when he was charged with driving under suspension. He also admitted to probation officials that he'd used methamphetamine, marijuana, and other drugs, as well as drank liquor on two occasion in January.
Further, Rouse has failed to repay any of the $16,610.40 restitution to victims in the 2007 case.
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