NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office made arrests in two unrelated aggravated robberies Monday.
Ladarius Damon Agnew, 22, of Mt. Enterprise, and Gakavion Jarod Bagley, 23, of Nacogdoches, were each charged with aggravated robbery, which is a first-degree felony. Agnew's bail was set at $75,000, and Bagley's bail was set at $50,000.
According to one of the arrest affidavits, Nacogdoches Police officers responded to the Lucky Stop convenience store at 1218 Douglass Road on Oct. 27 in reference to an aggravated robbery that had just occurred.
The store clerk told them that two black men, one of them brandishing a handgun, had just entered the store and demanded money. The clerks complied with their demands, and one of the suspects entered the area behind the counter, where he removed a container of money and a stand of lottery tickets, the affidavit stated.
The second suspect fired his gun into a cigarette stand.
When the officers questioned the store's clerks, they remembered a customer who entered the store about an hour before the robbery and was acting suspiciously. The affidavit stated that the clothes he was wearing matched those of one of the robbery suspects.
NPD detectives looked at the video surveillance of the robbery and the customer who entered the store an hour before. According to the affidavit, the video revealed that the suspect was wearing the same shoes and pants as the customer from an hour earlier.
In addition to the fact that the shoes were a specific brand and size and had a recognizable color scheme, the robbery suspect left clear shoe prints throughout the store. Plus, the man appeared to be wearing an inside-out black T-shirt.
After the detectives identified the suspect as Agnew, they brought him in for questioning. Although Agnew admitted to being in the store an hour or so before the robbery occurred, he denied being involved in the crime.
However, the statement he provided about his whereabouts during the robbery turned out to be false. The NPD detectives seized the shirt and shoes he was allegedly wearing during the robbery, and both items were a match.
The second robbery took place on Nov. 30. According to the arrest affidavit for Bagley, Nacogdoches County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched out in reference to an aggravated robbery that had just occurred at the Rudy's convenience stor4e located at 432 U.S. Highway 59 North in Garrison.
When they arrived on the scene, the deputies learned that two black men entered the store and started yelling that it was a robbery. One of the suspects was armed with a black handgun, the affidavit stated.
The two suspects allegedly got away with $450 in cash and the wallet of one of the victims.
Later that day, a Nacogdoches Police officer stopped a 2002 Buick Park Avenue on North Street. When the officer made contact with the four people in the car, he found a wallet on Bagley's person that contained a Social Security card from the victim who lost his billfold in the robbery.
The NPD officers also found a small black semiautomatic pistol wedged in the seat next to Bagley. Two of the subjects in the vehicle were able to ID Bagley as one of the suspects in the convenience store robbery in Garrison via the store's surveillance video.