GPS tracking devices were used in stolen phones to track down two robbery suspects in Dallas, according to media reports.
The Dallas Morning News reported a robbery at an AT&T store in the 8500 block of Abrams Road, when police are said to have tracked the suspects and apprehended a car. The suspects were accused of robbing the business at gun point.
During the chase, the two suspects were said to have thrown several of the stolen phones out the car window, police claimed. Jamarion James, 23, was arrested after attempting to flee on foot and was later charged with aggravated robbery and evading detention with a motor vehicle.
Police were still looking for another suspect who fled on foot. Police said they responded to a robbery call in Lake Highlands which turned into a chase through Dallas.
The chase ended near the intersection of Red Bird Lane and South Hampton Road when the suspect’ car crashed into another car. The driver of the other car was taken to an area hospital in stable condition.
Robberies are among the most common of violent crimes. Also last week, Dallas police arrested a third suspect in an alleged robbery ring.
The Dallas Morning News reported on how the police department’s METRO Task Force officers tracked down Hiriam Morris, 41, at the home of a relative in Grand Prairie. Morris was wanted in connection with an alleged aggravated robbery of a Family Dollar store. Media reports said he arrested and confessed to his involvement.
Morris’ partners Garry Rhymes, 53, and Richard White, 21, are accused of a string of robberies with a handgun and were arrested earlier last week.
Robbery is charged as a second-degree felony in the state of Texas. It carries a penalty of two to twenty-years in a state prison and/or a fine of no more than $10,000.
To convict a defendant of robbery prosecutor must prove beyond reasonable doubt that while committing theft, the defendant intentionally, knowingly or recklessly caused bodily injury to another. Alternately, the prosecutor may prove that the defendant intentionally, knowingly or recklessly threatened the victim or caused him or her to fear bodily injury or death.
Given the serious potentially serious sentences handed out for robbery, it’s important to hire an experienced Texas criminal defense attorney.