Christwell Lowell Mathes Jr.

Christwell Lowell Mathes Jr., 22, of Copperas Cove, was arrested in the Kwik Cash Pawn robbery of Sept. 3.

On Sept. 21, a criminal complaint was filed and a warrant was issued by Coryell County Justice of the Peace John Guinn charging Mathes with burglary of a building and theft of a firearm.

Mathes turned himself in to the police department a day later without incident.

Mathes was arraigned by Guinn and received a $15,000 surety bond for each charge.

He has since been transported to the Coryell County Jail where he remains in custody.

On Sept. 3, at 10:09 p.m., a black male forcibly entered Kwik Cash Pawn at 401 West Business U.S. Highway 190.

The suspect was described as about 6 feet tall, 220 pounds, mid- to late 20s, wearing a red sweatshirt, light colored pants, a black backpack, and a light colored cloth or T-shirt covering part of his face.

The suspect stole 26 firearms before fleeing the scene.

The suspect’s vehicle was described as an older black sedan, possibly a Honda.

The crime was investigated by ATF and the police department.

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