A man was convicted of aggravated robbery and sentenced to 65 years in prison and a $10,000 fine in a trial that concluded Wednesday in district court in Weatherford.
28-year-old Kenneth Dewayne Mayes of Dallas was found guilty of robbing a 60-year-old woman in the parking lot of her Weatherford apartment complex at 1:00 a.m. on September 30, 2014.
According to trial testimony, Mayes followed the woman as she came home from work and approached her, asking to borrow her phone. Minutes later, Mayes produced a revolver and demanded that she give him her purse. When she said it was in her apartment, Mayes grabbed her by the back of the shirt, pushed the gun into her back and began walking her in that direction. However, he changed his mind, took her driver’s license, credit cards, and cash out of her pocket, kept her iPhone, and fled from the scene. Attorneys said the victim begged for her life, fully believing she was about to die.
Eventually a police chase ensued, reaching speeds of 120 miles per hour.
Mayes and a passenger were found by police hiding in a yard in a nearby neighborhood.
Jurors deliberated about 45 minutes before finding Mayes guilty of aggravated robbery.