BEAUMONT, TX (News Release) - NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - A grand jury indicted two Nacogdoches men in an armed robbery earlier this month on the SFA campus.
Jerry Don Thorn and Demarcus Andre Wade, both 22, are charged with aggravated robbery.
According to an arrest affidavit, Wade was driving a gold 2002 Hyundai and approached an SFA student between Hall 14 and Lumberjack Lodge, on Jan. 16. Wade got out of the car and pointed a handgun at the man and demanded his wallet and cellular phone, according to the affidavit.
The suspects left the scene and purchased gasoline with the credit card stolen from the victim, according to the affidavit, which is some of the evidence police used in making the arrests.
Others indicted Friday include:
* Johnny Van Halstead, 61, of Cushing, for aggravated robbery and prohibited weapon. According to Nacogdoches County Sheriff Thomas Kerss, Halstead met with the victim in Cushing. The victim paid Halstead the money he owed him and Halstead who was "highly inebriated," pulled out a weapon and demanded all of his money.
* Jamarcus Deshon Flowers, 29, of Lone Oak, for robbery. According to the police report, Flowers entered a convenience store on the 3300 block of Center Highway and displayed an electronic device, believed to be a stun gun. Flowers demanded cash and escaped with an undetermined amount. Several hours later, Lt. Darrel Trawick, a Nacogdoches Police officer on routine patrol saw a vehicle which matched the description of the vehicle used in the robbery. He stopped the at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Shawnee Streets and saw that Flowers, who was a passenger, matched the description of the robbery suspect.
* Winnie Carol Leblanc, 22, of Henderson, for debit card abuse. According to a Nacogdoches Police report, a Nacogdoches IHOP customer told officers she ate at the restaurant the morning of Dec. 30, paying with a debit card, before accidentally leaving it at the business. The woman later said she discovered the card was used to make two purchases at Walmart. She identified her waitress as Leblanc and Walmart video showed Leblance making the purchases, according to the affidavit.
* Damien Jaron Pleasant, 22, of Nacogdoches, for aggravated robbery. According to a police report, Pleasant entered a residence on the 2800 block of Pearl Street at 2:30 a.m. and displayed a pistol. He took a laptop computer, XBox 360 and two games, according to the report.
* Sebastian Keith Reed, 38, of Nacogdoches, for robbery. According to an arrest warrant affidavit, a man said he was inside the restaurant, located at 3226 South St., when Reed approached him and talked to him as if they were friends. The victim said Reed made him nervous so he went to his vehicle. Reed followed him out and put his hand in his pocket, like he had a weapon, and told him to drive him somewhere, according to the affidavit. The man drove Reed around town while Reed demanded money, the report stated, before the victim gave him a small amount of money. The victim reported the crime at the Dairy Queen at 7 p.m. Police created a six-person lineup for him and the victim immediately picked Reed out as the suspect.
* Candice Yarbrough Richardson, 26, of Nacogdoches, for DWI with a child. According to a probable cause arrest affidavit, an officer conducted a traffic stop with Richardson on the 10000 block of East Main Street at about 1:30 p.m. and determined she was too intoxicated to drive. Her three-year-old daughter was in the back seat of the vehicle.