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Local man recovering after home invasion
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TRINITY – A 66-year-old Trinity man was recovering in the intensive care unit of a Conroe hospital this week after being shot once during a home invasion/robbery. Kenny Michael Robbinson was shot once in the left chest by a small caliber pistol during an incident that began around midnight on the night of Thursday, June 23. According to Trinity Police Chief Steve Jones, Robbinson and his fiancé, Jacqueline Degutis, 55, were staying in a camper parked next to the Kash Kar business off Highway 19 South in Trinity. Two black men reportedly forced their way into the home at gunpoint. Robbinson was knocked to the floor and managed to pull down one of the bandits. Jones said the two wrestled around on the floor until the bandit’s gun fired, striking the victim. Meanwhile, the second bandit approached Degutis and demanded money. She turned over a coffee canister containing an estimated $120 in cash. After the armed men fled with the canister, Degutis put Robbinson in a private vehicle and drove him to East Texas Medical Center-Trinity for treatment. After he was stabilized, he was transferred to the Conroe hospital. Jones said that Texas Ranger Steven Jeter of Huntsville was called into to assist with the investigation and they have been interviewing a number of people in search of suspects.