LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Crime Stoppers is now offering a possible reward for any information that might help authorities catch the 18-year--old man who allegedly robbed an elderly woman at knife point Sunday morning.
According to a press release, the Lufkin Police Department is looking for Kentavian Juanya Holman. In a previous East Texas News story, Peggy Beddingfield, the victim, said that the suspect, who was later identified as Holman opened the front door of her home on Hackney Street and walked in.
"He said, 'Where is your money?' and I said, 'Well, who are you," Beddingfield said.
Beddingfield said Holman threatened her with a knife and threw her walker across the room. The victim also said as Holman made his way through her house, she kept praying that he wouldn't hurt her.
The press release stated that Holman took approximately $40 in cash and coins from Beddingfield and then fled on foot. A witness recognized Holman and saw him drop the knife as he ran away from the scene of the robbery.
Although Holman's home address on Sunset Boulevard is less than a quarter of a mile from the location of the alleged robbery, Lufkin Police officers have not been able to find him at that address.
Holman is 5-foot-8 and weighs 153 pounds, according to the press release. He has black hair and brown eyes.
"If you know the current location of Kentavian Juanya Holman, or if you can
provide information that might lead to his capture, call Crime Stoppers of Lufkin at (936) 639-TIPS or submit a tip at www.LufkinCrimeStoppers.com," the press release stated. "All calls and tips are anonymous and Crime Stoppers may pay a reward for information that leads to Holman's arrest."
The press release also cautioned citizens to never try to catch a suspect themselves because doing so may be dangerous.
Holman was arrested on a second-degree felony manslaughter charge on March 11 after he turned himself in at the Angelina County Jail. He posted a $5,000 bail and was released later that day.
According to a previous East Texas News story, the manslaughter charge stemmed from an incident in which a Lufkin man died as result of being struck in the head by a gold club thrown by Holman.
Holman was allegedly part of a Feb. 23 altercation that involved two groups of young adults and juveniles that started at the McDonalds on South Timberland Drive and continued at a second location, the corner of Sunset Boulevard and South Raguet Street. When the first group started walking away, Holman's group started thrown sticks and other objects, including the golf club that struck Leonardo Garcia in the head.
Garcia's father found his son dead at his home about 12 hours later.