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Rockwall County judge sentences Greenville resident to life sentence for Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Robbery 

Book-in photo of Jimmy Anderson

(ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 12, 2018) A Rockwall County judge has sentenced Greenville resident, Jimmy Anderson, 27, to a life sentence in the Texas state penitentiary for the felony offenses of Aggravated Kidnapping and Aggravated Robbery.  439th Judicial District Judge David Rakow announced the sentence in a hearing following convictions by a Rockwall County jury.  The sentences will run concurrently.  Anderson will not be eligible for parole until he has completed at least thirty (30) years of his sentence.

Testimony showed that on July 31, 2016, at approximately 10:45 p.m., defendant Jimmy Anderson and co-defendant Saniqua Perkins accosted a 17 year old female, who was walking back to her vehicle, in the parking lot of the Royse City Wal-Mart.  The victim testified that Anderson held a revolver to her head and then forcibly shoved her into her own vehicle.  The victim began kicking and fighting Anderson, and she was able to unlock and open the passenger side door and run to another witness who had heard the victim’s cries for help.  The suspects then sped off in the victim’s car and abandoned it in a nearby neighborhood.  A third suspect fled in a separate SUV.

A Royse City resident reported the victim’s abandoned vehicle to the Royse City Police Department several days later.  When officers responded to the site, they found a loaded revolver in the front passenger floorboard.

Hunt County PD officers found a vehicle matching the suspects’ SUV in Greenville and determined that it was owned by Saniqua Perkins.  Upon being located, Perkins cooperated with police and admitted to participating in the offenses in Royse City as well as another Aggravated Robbery the night before at the EZ Mart located at the intersection of Ridge Road and Horizon in Rockwall.  In that case, a male victim was pistol whipped and beaten unconscious by Anderson.  Rockwall Police Department officers were able to locate a surveillance tape that showed the entire brutal episode.

Both the teen-aged victim in Royse City and the Rockwall victim emotionally testified against Anderson at the jury trial.  Prosecutors also called an expert witness to testify about the psychological trauma sustained and the long-lasting effects of the ordeal.  Judge Rakow heard testimony of how the young Royse City victim continues to suffer from anxiety attacks, refuses to drive, and has had to be hospitalized for severe PTSD.

Testimony was also presented that defendant Anderson has multiple prior criminal convictions, including Burglary of a Habitation, Burglary of a Building, Evading Arrest, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Lead prosecutor Kim Judin related that both victims were very brave in reliving the traumatic events they survived.  “I was so touched by the strength of the young teenager for testifying against the man who tormented her and about all the hardships she has endured because of that nightmarish night,” she said.  “The victim of the EZ Mart robbery also showed extreme courage in testifying against the man who had attacked him so brutally.”

“We don’t commonly see this kind of violence spill into our county,” said Rockwall County District Attorney Kenda Culpepper.  “It is nice to know that when it does unfortunately happen, though, law enforcement and the justice system take care of business.  We don’t mess around in Rockwall County.”

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