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ANOTHER HARRIS COUNTY THIEF GETS LIFE IN PRISON FROM MONTGOMERY COUNTY JURY

On July 17, 2019, in the 221st District Court, a jury sentenced Robert Alan Cordray, 56, of Houston to Life in prison for his role in a 2018 theft from three ATM’s at the Bank of America in Conroe, Texas.
On September 14, 2018, Patrol Officers from the Conroe Police Department received an alarm call at the Bank of America on West Davis in Conroe, Texas. Within minutes, officers spotted Cordray’s truck leaving the area and stopped it for several traffic violations. On approaching the vehicle, officers observed a large amount of loose cash lying on the passenger floorboard, a crowbar under the back seat, and a large, gas-powered circular saw behind the driver’s seat. Officers also obtained images taken from the bank’s surveillance cameras and determined that the clothes Cordray was wearing matched those of the burglars seen in the photos.
Judge Lisa Michalk presided over the trial and jurors heard evidence over three days, including the testimony of Cordray’s female accomplice. On Tuesday, Cordray was convicted for his role in the theft.
Immediately after returning a verdict of guilty, jurors were introduced to Cordray’s extensive criminal history, which included over 20 separate convictions for offenses including Burglary of a Habitation, Burglary of a Post Office, Theft, Forgery, Mail Theft, and Tampering with a Government Record. Cordray’s criminal history dates back more than 30 years and consists of at least six trips to the State penitentiary and three trips to the Federal penitentiary. Codray’s last conviction was 2013 in Harris County for a $40,000 Theft. He received a 25-year prison sentence, and after serving less than five years in prison, he was released back out onto the streets and was on parole when he broke into the three ATM’s in Conroe.
Montgomery County Assistant District Attorneys Adam McLane presented this case to the jury and wanted to express his gratitude for the hard work put in by officers from the Conroe Police Department, Bank of America Director of Security Wayne Geddes, and Deputy Worley from the Harris County Sheriff’s Department. Most importantly, McLane wanted to recognize the effort put forth by the jury in this case, who heard evidence that justified the Life sentence this defendant so rightly deserved. McLane noted that “this verdict once again underscores the idea that the conduct displayed by this defendant simply will not be tolerated by law enforcement and the citizens of Montgomery County. Hopefully, with this sentence, Robert Cordray’s life of crime is finally over.”

CORDRAY, ROBERT ALAN
10010 LAZY MEADOWS
HOUSTON, TX 77064
CONROE PD
ARRESTED 9/14/18
ATM THEFT $150K TO $300K
BLUE WARRANT
SENTENCED TO LIFE 7/17/19

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2 Comments

  1. michelle227

    While I am surprised the Board cut him loose as early as they did, he served more than the five years alleged in the story. You cannot simply look at the date of sentencing. Articles that deliberately misstate the amount of time actually served, which includes the pre-sentence credits, are as bad as the fake news that permeates the national media…

    He was released in 2018 and was to have served time on parole until 2036.

    What IS correct is the comment of LT72 that the sentence is appropriate given the history and the return to criminality so soon after the release to parole supervision. Some people clearly don’t know how to function in a polite society…

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