A suspect was located and arrested in Mount Pleasant earlier today and charged with aggravated robbery in Cookville that took place on Friday.
On Aug. 27, 2021, Titus County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of an Armed Robbery in Cookville. According to reports, the suspected robber was wearing a hoodie and a mask, approached the clerk producing what appeared to be a handgun and demanded money.
“After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the robber exited the store and fled the scene,” according to a release by the Titus County Sheriff’s Office. “The Sheriff’s Office (Criminal Investigation Department) was called out to follow up on the robbery.”
Earlier today, C.I.D. Lt. Chris Bragg and other investigators began their investigation and obtained a name and description of a potential suspect.
“As usual in a case like this where investigators had only an image of an unidentified suspect, they reached out through a network of several resources helping them to strengthen their efforts to both identify and locate the suspect,” according to the sheriff’s office.
Shortly before noon today, a Titus County Sheriff’s Investigator observed a suspected vehicle with a driver resembling the robbery suspect. Officers who detained the 24-year-old driver, Justin Desean, found outstanding misdemeanor warrants out for his arrest.
“Upon further examination and continued investigation into Taylor’s potential involvement in the robbery, investigators were able to obtain conclusive information identifying Taylor as the person who committed the robbery,” the sheriff’s office said. “With sufficient probable cause to show that Justin Desean Taylor committed the robbery, Taylor was arrested for the First Degree Felony Offense of Aggravated Robbery.”
Taylor was booked into the Titus County Jail without incident.