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Dallas man sentenced to 25 years for 2 Collin County armed robberies

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Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis announced that Darius Wilson, 24, of Dallas, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for two charges of aggravated robbery. "Too many times recently we've seen violent criminals committing more violent crimes while out on bond for serious felony charges. Those who terrorize innocent citizens must face the consequences," said Willis after sentencing.

Wilson, who already had felony convictions out of Dallas County for Injury to a Child and Continuous Family Violence, placed an order on Feb. 9, 2021, in the drive-thru of a Jack-in-the-Box located in the Collin County portion of the City of Dallas. At the window, Wilson pointed a firearm at an employee and demanded the money in the register. However, the employee was unable to open the register because he did not have the key. The employee called 911 after Wilson fled the location. Dallas Police Department was able to identify Wilson and arrested him two days later.

After bonding out of the Dallas County jail, Wilson committed another aggravated robbery on March 11, 2021. Wilson approached the victim who was sitting in his car in the Watters Creek area of Allen, pointed a gun at him and threatened to shoot him if he did not hand over his wallet. The victim complied and Wilson fled with the victim's wallet and cell phone. Allen Police Officers apprehended Wilson within minutes on the access road adjacent to Watters Creek.

Detective Jon Lumbley of the Dallas Police Department investigated the first aggravated robbery, and Investigator Tony Brown of the Allen Police Department investigated the second aggravated robbery.

Wilson pleaded guilty to both charges and elected to have the judge assess his punishment. During the sentencing hearing, prosecutors introduced evidence of both aggravated robberies, as well as Wilson's prior felony convictions for injury to a child and continuous family violence.

Judge Richard Beacom presided over the case and sentenced Wilson to 25 years in prison on each case, to be run concurrently.

Assistant District Attorneys Brandy Douglas and Luke Calhoun prosecuted the case, assisted by Investigators Michael Coleman, Sam Selman and Mike Smith.