LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police believe a man that was arrested in connection to a stolen vehicle is the same man that robbed the Lufkin Subway outside of Crown Colony on Sunday night.
According to a LPD press release, a warrant for aggravated robbery was served Thursday evening to 47-year-old George Ray Holmes at the Angelina County Jail. Holmes was arrested around 1:30 a.m. Thursday on a warrant for evading arrest following an investigation into a stolen vehicle. The vehicle, a 1991 blue Buick, matched the description of one seen leaving Subway Sunday night on surveillance video from a nearby business.
Police said an officer patrolling Fourth Street late Wednesday night spotted the vehicle, driven by a black male in a white shirt, and attempted to make a traffic stop. By the time the officer turned around, the man had abandoned the car, leaving the driver's-side door open. The officer noticed a pair of slippers stuck in the mud nearby.
the release stated, hours later, another officer saw a black male wearing a white shirt and no shoes walking along Timberland Drive. The officer stopped the man, later identified as Holmes, and found that he had a warrant for evading arrest. A search of the stolen vehicle uncovered a pair of gloves including one with a revolver inside. During the robbery, Holmes allegedly concealed the gun inside what the teenage worker described as a sock after giving her a note that read "Give me all the money in the register or I will kill you, then kill myself because I'm not going back to prison."
Holmes is still in the Angelina County Jail with no bond set as of 10 A.M. on Friday.