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Lubbock toddler thrown from car, father indicted

Kenny Jimenez Source: Lubbock Sheriff's Office Kenny Jimenez Source: Lubbock Sheriff's Office
Source: Lubbock Police Department Source: Lubbock Police Department

Tuesday evening a Lubbock Grand Jury indicted 18-year-old Kenny Jimenez for aggravated robbery, meaning the teen could face life in prison if convicted.

The indictment stems from an incident back in June that took the whole nation by surprise when his toddler was thrown from an SUV during a police chase.

On June 10th Police say Jimenez, only 17 at the time, robbed three girls at gun point with a rifle near Melt Lounge in the Depot District. Three other teens were in the SUV Jimenez was driving, as well as his 18-month-old daughter sitting in the back seat.

After taking the women's purses, Jimenez sped off. An alert was put out, and police spotted the SUV near a Stripes gas station. Police dash cam videos shows the cop car turn around and try to pull Jimenez over, but he speeds off down the road.

After several turns the chase comes to end at Avenue P near 37th Street. The SUV flips several times, and in an instant you can see the 18-month-old thrown from the car. She lands dangerously close to the tires of the vehicle as it rocks back and forth.

The heartbreaking video shows the toddler brace herself, get up, but fall right back down. She gets up again and tries to run toward the SUV as it slowly inches forward. Finally someone gets out of the car, grabs the little girl and then runs off.

Police comb through nearby yards for the teens and the toddler. In an arrest warrant released today, it states a resident found the toddler, her mother, and another teen in one a back yard sitting on a swing. The document states the mother asked the man not to call police, and that they needed help.

She told them they had just been in a vehicle accident and that "her baby was dying." The resident found police patrolling the area and told them where the three were hiding.

All four teens were arrested, and amazingly the little girl is ok and is staying with family.

According to County documents, Jimenez faces charges of aggravated robbery, evading arrest, injury to a child, giving false information to police, and illegally carrying a fire arm all while in a stolen vehicle.

This was all done while Jimenez was serving a 10 year probation sentence for a burglary of a habitation conviction from September of 2011. Just months after that conviction, Jimenez was arrested again for theft.

Today's indictment of aggravated robbery is a first degree felony meaning Jimenez could face five to 99 years or life in prison.

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