NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Nacogdoches Police Department have arrested a third suspect in a home-invasion robbery that occurred at a home in the 100 block of Wettermark Street earlier this month.
Danny Terel Hatchet, 18, of Nacogdoches, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on two first-degree engaging in organized criminal activity charges and a Class A misdemeanor possession of a dangerous drug charge. Collectively, his bond amount has been set at $52,500.
Two other suspects have already been arrested in the case. JaCurtis Dajuan Miller, 19, and GeBronze Monta Pleasant Jr., 19, both of Nacogdoches, were arrested on May 1. They were each charged with first-degree felony burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit another felony and second-degree burglary of a habitation.
Miller and Pleasant have since posted unspecified bail amounts and have been released from the county jail.
According to the arrest affidavit for Hatchet, the NPD detective who obtained it responded to a home in the 100 block of Wettermark Street to take a burglary report on May 1. The victim told the detective that three men armed with handguns force their way into his bedroom.
The victim was able to identify Miller and Pleasant as two of the suspects in the home-invasion robbery, the affidavit stated. Pleasant allegedly pointed a gun at the victim's head and demanded his money.
During the robbery, the suspects took several pairs of Michael Jordan shoes and cash from the victim, the affidavit stated.
Later, the victim identified the third suspect who entered his bedroom. That individual has not been arrested yet, according to Sgt. Greg Sowell, a spokesman for the Nacogdoches Police Department.
Within 20 minutes, a Nacogdoches PD officer found the vehicle the suspects used to flee the burglary scene inside the Oak Hill Plaza housing complex. Pleasant, Miller, Hatchet, and the fourth person exited the apartment without incident.
After the NPD detective obtained a search warrant for the apartment, he found nearly all of the property that the victim reported stolen, along with property that the victim did not know was stolen, the affidavit stated.
The fourth person told police that he was at the crime scene, but he didn't take part in the burglary. He also told police that Hatchet drove the suspect vehicle to the crime scene, waited for the crime to be committed, and then drove the other three men to Oak Hill Plaza, the affidavit stated.
According to the affidavit, Hatchet had a cell phone conversation with a woman after he was put in an NPD patrol unit. In the recorded conversation, Hatchet allegedly spoke about the crime and putting the stolen property inside the apartment at Oak Hill Plaza.
This is not Pleasant's first run-in with the law. Back in November of 2016, Pleasant was arrested in connection with a shooting incident that occurred at the A.S.D. Lounge and resulted in injuries to three people. At the time, Pleasant was charged with second-degree felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.