HOUSTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The Houston County Sheriff's Office have made a second arrest in connection to the robbery of a bank in Lovelady in December 2015.
Chief Deputy GP Shearer confirmed Alonso Donell Irving, 27, of Houston, is suspected in the robbery which left two bank tellers injured. According to the arrest affidavit, Irving was the driver of the car seen on the bank's surveillance video footage. He also allegedly entered the bank and took part in the robbery.
"Sheriff's Bobbitt's deputies and the Texas Rangers have been working diligently on the aggravated robbery of the Lovelady State Bank," a press release stated. "The Houston County Sheriff's office has obtained warrants on two other suspects with the Lovelady State Bank. The warrants are for aggravated robbery."
Irving was arrested in the Houston area Wednesday night, and he was transported back to Houston County by the Texas Rangers.
Houston County Sheriff Darrel Bobbitt said the investigation is still active and that his deputies and the Texas Rangers have been working long hours on the robbery case. As a result of their investigation, another warrant was served on Irving while he was in custody at the Houston County Jail. The second warrant was for an aggravated robbery that occurred at a bank in Trinity in October 2015.
The three men robbed Lovelady State Bank at gunpoint, and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace said the men then drove south toward Trinity until a TCSO deputy got behind them just north of the town.
Later, the deputy was joined by a Trinity Police officer. The car stopped and the three men, who were armed with hand guns, got out. Wallace said his deputy fired his weapon to stop them.
Although two of the men got away, one of the suspects collapsed at the scene, and Allus Bernard Hubbard Jr., 27, was taken to jail after he was released from the hospital, said Chief Deputy G.P. Shearer with the Houston County Sheriff's Office.
Wallace said he believes these are the same three men who robbed the First Community Bank in Trinity on Oct. 26.
When the First Community Bank in Trinity was robbed, the three suspects got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, and the violent armed robbery left two bank employees in need of medical treatment for their injuries.