Killeen police arrested three men on robbery charges who they believe assaulted Walmart security personnel while stealing clothes.
Police charged Marcus Terrel Ervin, 21, Delquan Dimez Dennis, 18, and Daquan Marquez McKinney, 18, each on a charge of robbery with bodily injury.
The three were arrested in connection with an incident Wednesday at the Killeen Walmart on Lowe’s Boulevard.
About 11:50 p.m. Wednesday, police were called to the store on a report of several individuals fighting a store employee at the store.
A loss prevention employee later told police she witnessed McKinney take a red sweat shirt and then walk around the store to various spots before attempting to leave without paying, according to an arrest affidavit.
Employees stopped McKinney and asked him to enter an office. At that time, two men later identified as Dennis and Ervin told McKinney not to go into the office.
Ervin and Dennis then rushed the employees and knocked them to the ground and held them down. Both later showed physical injuries from the alleged assault, the affidavit stated.
Police detained all three suspects in the Walmart parking lot. However, Ervin allegedly ran from police and resisted arrest when detained. He was charged with those misdemeanor offenses.
McKinney also was charged with theft over $500 but less than $1,500 in connection with an alleged theft of an iPhone from a kiosk in Killeen Mall on Wednesday.
Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke arraigned Ervin, Dennis and McKinney on Friday. Cooke set Ervin’s bond at $110,000, Dennis’ bond at $100,000 and McKinney’s at $100,000.
Cooke also arraigned the following on unrelated charges:
- Stephen Aldwin Forde, 26, on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, less than 1 gram. Forde’s bond was set at $20,000.
- Tomeka Rochelle Sims, 35, on a charge of possession of cocaine, 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams. Sims’ bond was set at $20,000.
- Valishia Vonka Jackson, 30, on a charge of debit card abuse. Jackson’s bond was set at $20,000.
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