On Sunday 10/13/19 at approximately 9 pm Navarro County Sheriff's Office Deputies were dispatched to an Aggravated Robbery that had occurred at the Mike Dickens Park in Rice.
The victim advised that he was robbed by two unknown assailants who took his cell phone, credit card, 13 dollars' cash, and struck him in the head with a pistol causing an injury requiring medical treatment.
The victim advised that when the suspects stood him up and attempted to get him into his ...vehicle he was able to flee the area on foot and run to a neighboring residence and request assistance. The victim gave a partial description of one suspect being a tall, slender built, male suspect wearing a grey hoodie and no other physical description of the second suspect.
After diligently exploring any and all leads in the case the detectives were able to identify two persons of interest.
On Thursday 10/17/19 about 2 pm Detective Sergeants Randy Clay and Robbie Jock observed both suspects at a location in the 100 block of SW McKinney in Rice. The detectives arrested both suspects at the scene on unrelated arrest warrants out of the Corsicana Police Department and transported them to the Navarro County Justice Center. The detectives then obtained and served Felony arrest warrants on both suspects for Aggravated Robbery. This case is cleared by arrest.
I commend our officers on solving this violent crime quickly without any initial leads or evidence in the case. Great job officers.
Sheriff Elmer Tanner