The prosecution and defense rested their cases Wednesday afternoon in the 35th District Court trial of Cody Williams, 19, of Elgin, who is one of three people accused in Dec. 31, 2014 armed robbery of the Big G Grocery store in Early.
Attorneys for both sides will deliver their closing arguments Thursday morning.
In a nearby courtroom the same afternoon, Antonio Vega, 16, of Elgin — also charged in the robbery — learned he will remain in custody until his March 28 sentencing.
Brown County Court-at-Law Judge Sam Moss revoked Vega’s bond Monday after finding that vega had violated conditions of his bond. Moss ordered Vega held at the Brown County juvenile facility until a state-mandated detention hearing Wednesday.
Moss ordered Vega’s transfer to the Taylor County juvenile facility. Vega pleaded “true” on Feb. 1 to robbing the store.
Jackie Scott III, 20, of Elgin, is awaiting trial in the robbery.
In the Williams trial, jurors head Texas Ranger Brent Barina testify that Bastrop County authorities developed the three as suspects while investigating several armed robberies in that county. Authorities tracked a cell phone that was stolen in a robbery to Early and back to Elgin the day of the Big G robbery, Barina testified.
Investigators believe Vega was the young male seen on a store video carrying a shotgun. Investigators believe Williams hit a store employee in the head with brass knuckles and Scott waited in the car. Vega fired the shotgun twice inside the store, investigators have alleged.