A Pearland man was sentenced Monday to 13 years in prison for his role in a Texas City robbery.

Matney Anthony Guillory, 23, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated robbery after he and another man robbed a homeowner in May of 2016.

The homeowner was on his way to work about 8 a.m. when Guillory approached him in his vehicle and held a shotgun to the man’s ear, according to an affidavit released Monday.

Guillory demanded money and said he knew the man had been shooting dice the night before, which the man denied, according to the affidavit.

Then Guillory and another suspect demanded the man take them into his house, according to the affidavit.

The man told Guillory and the other suspect that he needed to deactivate an alarm system, but instead tripped a panic alarm to alert authorities, according to the affidavit.

The unidentified suspect took about $800 from the man’s pockets, according to the affidavit.

While in the house, the two suspects also robbed the victims wife, who had been asleep, according to the affidavit.

The man told police the robbers put a towel over his head and he thought they were going to kill him, according to the affidavit.

Eventually the victim wrestled the shotgun from Guillory and attempted to pull the trigger, but it didn’t fire, according to the affidavit.

As the victim and Guillory fought, the second, unidentified robber saw police coming and fled, according to the affidavit.

Guillory was arrested at the scene and booked into the Galveston County jail, jail records show.

The case was prosecuted in the 56th District Court, Judge Lonnie Cox presiding.

Contact reporter Matthew deGrood at 409-683-5230 or matthew.degrood@galvnews.com


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