Man tries to retrieve wallet from Kilgore PD, met with handcuffs
Kilgore, Texas (KETK) — A fourth person was arrested in connection to multiple crimes Monday after he tried to claim his wallet from the Kilgore Police Department.
According to Lt. Johnathan Gage, detectives were able to piece several criminal incidents together following a robbery Saturday evening at the H&L Package Store on the 2000 block of South Henderson Boulevard.
Witnesses told police three people entered the store and were caught stealing items. One of the alleged thieves, later determined to be Fabian Martinez, 18, of Henderson, displayed a handgun and ran from the business.
Following the incident, officers spotted teenagers in the area matching the description of the two other suspects who were at the store and took them into custody. During questioning, the teens, identified as Ronald Green, 17, and David Anthony Ebanez, 18, both of Overton, admitted to their involvement in the theft.
Through more interrogation, law enforcement was able to determine the two were connect to recent business burglaries and a vehicle theft. Officials also found Fabian Martinez wallet, including identification, on the suspects.
Green was charged with failure to ID for lying to police when questioned and burglary of a vehicle. Ebanez, who allegedly had marijuana on him at the time of his arrest, was charged with possession of marijuana, burglary of a vehicle and theft.
Once police had received statement from the duo about other crimes, a warrant was obtained to search an apartment in the 1000 block of South Martin Street, police said. Several items stolen from a local dentist office storage building and a vehicle burglary were located inside. The tenant, Ramon Martinez, 19, of Kilgore, was present during the search and taken into custody.
Ramon Martinez was charged with possession of marijuana and theft.
On Monday, Fabian Martinez attempted to retrieve his wallet from the Kilgore Police Department headquarters, but was instead met with handcuffs. He was charged with aggravated robbery.