A Killeen man was arraigned on a charge of robbery after police say he tried to take money from a local convenience store.

Hansome Ferguson Jr., 54, of Killeen, was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke on Thursday.

According to an arrest affidavit, police responded to the Dollar General on Rancier in Killeen on March 4, 2014, in reference to a robbery. When officers arrived, they met with an employee who told them a male subject “followed him into the office and tried to take a drawer of money from him.” The employee also told officers the suspect “struck him with an object in the head,” the affidavit said.

But the employee apparently fought back and was able to push the suspect out of the store. That’s when the suspect “dropped a black and white hat on the floor,” which was collected as evidence, according to the affidavit.

Police said they sent the hat for DNA testing and found a match.

“The DNA profile obtained from the hat was compared to the Codis database which maintains DNA profiles obtained from known offenders,” the affidavit said. “The report indicated the DNA from the hat matched the known DNA profile of Hanson Ferguson Jr., aka Hansome Ferguson, Jr.”

Ferguson was booked into the Bell County Jail on Thursday where he awaits trial on a bond of $100,000.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke also arraigned the following suspects Thursday:

  • Aarron William Davis, 30, of Killeen, was arraigned on a charge of deliver of more than 1 gram of THC wax.
  • Sean A. Morrissey, 29, of Killeen, was arraigned on a charge of credit card abuse.

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