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Nacogdoches jailer assault suspect reportedly admits to Louisiana robbery

Raymond Burns Jr. mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail. Raymond Burns Jr. mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail.
Montonious Handy mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail. Montonious Handy mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail.

By Jeff Awtrey - email

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A Louisiana man serving in the Nacogdoches County Jail on robbery charges and accused of stabbing a jailer with a ballpoint pen has admitted to an armed robbery in Louisiana, according to a report published on the Shreveport Times Web site.

Nacogdoches Police arrested Raymond Burns Jr., 20, of Logansport, La., in late December in connection with the robberies of the Logansport Food Mart, Woden Road Quick Stop and University Drive Chevron. While in jail, Burns allegedly stabbed a jailer with a ballpoint pen on Dec. 28, in an attempt to escape his cell.

According to the Web site's story, DeSoto Parish Sheriff's officers learned Burns had implicated himself in an armed robbery of a Logansport, La., truck stop, by giving up information on the robbery that only he would know.

Montonious Handy, 32, of Logansport, La., was also arrested along with Burns in connection with the Nacogdoches robberies. Handy has more than two dozen arrests on his record, the Web site stated.

During NPD's arrest, Burns was charged with attempting to take a weapon from a peace officer, spokesman Greg Sowell said. During a struggle with police, he allegedly attempted to take a weapon from a detective.

Following the alleged attack of the jailer, the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office originally misidentified Burns as another suspect. Once they correctly identified him, they discovered he was on parole in Panola County.

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