A Galveston County woman was sentenced Monday to five years deferred probation for accompanying a man suspected of committing several armed robberies in 2016.

In an agreement with prosecutors, Aurora Schultz, 24, pleaded guilty to one count of robbery after initially being charged with aggravated robbery, Assistant District Attorney Anthony Smith said.

In October 2016, a man told Texas City police he had been robbed of a TV set he planned to trade during a meeting in a grocery store parking lot, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The victim said he expected to trade the TV for a watch and $70 from a man with whom he had exchanged messages, but was robbed at gunpoint, according to the affidavit.

Police later alleged the robber was Jose Humberto Villanueva Jr. Villanueva died at his residence from a gunshot wound he sustained in Houston and was never charged in robbery, according to the affidavit.

Schultz, who was accused of accompanying Villanueva and was charged, told police she knew Villanueva had committed five similar robberies, according to the affidavit.

Matt deGrood: 409-683-5230; matt.degrood@galvnews.com


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