CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) - Crockett Police need the public's help to locate the second suspect in the armed robbery of the Brookshire Brothers in Crockett.
They're searching for 28 year-old James Anthony Mitchell, a black male, in the aggravated robbery.
Mitchell is a registered sex sex offender. He was convicted of sexual assault of a child in May 2011. He also has a few additional charges for his involvement in an unrelated case involving the theft of a vehicle which later ended in an arson.
Crockett Police adds Mitchell has ties to the Palestine and Jacksonville area. He should be considered armed and dangerous. The public should call police if they see the suspect.
Police arrested the first suspect, 23 year-old Darrell Horace, was arrested on Tuesday. Horace's bond had not been set as of 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
On December 12, Cross said Horace and one other suspect went into the Brookshire Brothers in Crockett and held two employees at gun point and left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.
"The suspects were in the store for a short time casing the store out before approaching the cashier and holding her at gun point," Lt. Clayton Smith said in the original press release. "The suspects escorted the cashier to the office where another employee noticed that the suspects were holding a gun to her head. At that time the office staff opened the door and allowed the suspects inside the office. Once inside the suspects ordered the two staff members to the floor at gunpoint while making threats to kill them. Once all the money was gathered into a bag the suspects then walked out of the front of the store headed toward third street."
Cross said the robbery was a scary situation.
"One of [the clerks] was shook up real bad which is understandable," Cross said. "The other did a little better. Money can be replaced. The lives are the most important thing. We try to teach them to cooperate, let them get the money and get out of there and we'll pick it up from there."
Cross said they currently have an identity on the second suspect but have not arrested him at this time.