A trial date has been set for Gevonte Burnett, who is accused of robbing a Waffle House on Moffet Road on January 22, 2017. Burnett was a former employee of this location and was fired just three weeks prior to the incident. Eye witnesses state that an unknown black male entered the back of the restaurant armed with a semi-automatic handgun. He then proceeded to recklessly point the weapon at employees forcing them to exit the building. While outside, the employees flagged down a police officer who was on patrol in the area. The subject fled the scene, with approximately $3000, before the officer made it inside. When questioned, many of the witnesses believed that the offender was an ex-employee. Video evidence confirms that the perpetrator was indeed a black male with physical characteristics that matched Burnett’s. Burnett is currently out on bond and is set to appear before Judge Ben Brooks on Monday, August 13th. Check back with us to see if Burnett is found guilty of first degree robbery which carries a sentence of 20 years to life in prison.