Abilene man indicted for home invasion, stealing a car, armed robbery in one day


ABILENE, Texas - An Abilene man was indicted Thursday on multiple charges for allegedly attacking a woman and stealing her car, as well as his alleged involvement in an armed robbery at a convenience store.

A Taylor County grand jury indicted Otha Thacker, 47, for aggravated robbery and burglary of a habitation.

According to court documents, the two incidents happened just one day apart.

The indictment says on March 27, Thacker approached a woman while she was outside her Taylor County home and began assaulting her.

The victim reported that when she ran inside, Thacker followed her, continued assaulting her and demanded her car keys while he threatened her with a hammer.

Thacker allegedly took the victim's car to Jones County, where he was caught on surveillance camera near the site of another home invasion, according to the indictment. H e was later pulled over but fled from the stolen vehicle.

On March 28, a convenience store clerk told police Thacker walked into the store in Taylor County, pulled out a knife and demanded cash. The clerk said he then ran out of the store with Thacker chasing him, holding the knife, according to the indictment.

According to jail records, Thacker was arrested later that day. He remains in the Taylor County Jail on bonds totaling $590,000.

Also indicted Thursday for a separate incident was 21-year-old Laquitta Shondell Johnson. Johnsonr was indcited for aggravated robbery after allegedly threatening to kill the clerk at a convenience store in June while accompanied by a juvenile accomplice.

Police reports show the juvenile showed a knife to the clerk while Johnson stole beer from the store. Johnson is still in the Taylor County Jail on a $30,000 bond.

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