Two more arrests made Tuesday in relation to Waxahachie gun heist
- Created: 31 July 2016 31 July 2016
Waxahachie, TX - Dallas Police arrested Dallas resident, Deauntre Dominique Jones, 17, and a 16-year-old juvenile in connection with the burglary of the Shooter’s Edge gun store on Tuesday.
Both are being charged with engaging in organized criminal activity for the burglary that took place on July 10 at the store located along U.S. Hwy 287.
Waxahachie Police Lt. Todd Woodruff said an officer with the Waxahachie police department received custody of Jones at approximately 8:30 p.m. and the juvenile at 9:02 p.m.
“Waxahachie detectives took the juvenile to a local magistrate and he was then transferred to Ellis County Juvenile Probation, where he was held,” Woodruff said. “Both of these detentions are related to the Shooter’s Edge Burglary. No additional firearms have been recovered”
According to a previous WDL article, 17 guns were stolen from Shooter’s Edge, which is owned by former Waxahachie Police Chief Chuck Edge. Only three of the handguns stolen during the heist have been recovered thus far in the investigation, Woodruff previously said.
“The suspects used a stolen red Ford F250 truck to ram a hole in an exterior wall. The suspects quickly entered and stole several firearms, then left the scene in a white Ford dual cab pickup. We believe there were about seven suspects involved. Some of the suspects wore masks,” stated Woodruff, who is head of the department’s criminal investigation unit. “The red truck was left near the scene and it was gone over [July 10] by an Ellis County Sheriff’s Physical Evidence technician.”
Preliminary information released by the ATF indicated that 12 handguns, three AR style high-powered rifles, one AK-style high power rifle and one shotgun were reported as stolen.
No cash was taken, according to an ATF press release.
According to a press release from the ATF, initial investigation revealed the suspects utilized a stolen pickup truck from Mesquite.
The red Ford F-250 has since been recovered by the Waxahachie Police Department.
At least one of the suspects was a white male and another was a heavy-set black male with short dreadlocks, the original ATF press release stated.
Prior to the most recent arrests made Tuesday, July 26, four other suspects had been arrested in connection with the case.
Xavier Kirvin, 19, of Dallas was arrested July 15 by ATF, Waxahachie and Dallas police officers after leaving a residence in Dallas and has been charged with engaging in organized criminal activity.
Dallas Police then arrested two 17-year-old suspects on July 18 – Ardell Virgillo Cherry and Demarcus Dillard. Cherry and Dillard, both of Dallas, have also been charged with engaging in organized criminal activity.
ATF and the Waxahachie and Dallas police officers took Devon Deontae Jennings, 17, into custody on July 19 at his Dallas residence on Kirnwood Drive. Jennings is charged with engaging in organized criminal activity.
Source: Waxahachie Daily Light