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Four charged with robbery
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TRINITY – Four area men were being held this week under bonds ranging from $50,000 to $200,000 after being charged with aggravated robbery in connection with a home invasion that sent a Trinity man to the hospital. The incident occurred at about 12:30 a.m. on Friday, June 24, when Kenny Michael Robinson, 66, was robbed and shot in a camper parked next o his Kash Kar business off Highway 19 South in Trinity. Two men forced their way into the home at gunpoint while two others were believed to be standing watch outside. The four suspects were indicted on felony aggravated robbery charges by a Trinity County grand jury on July 19. They included: • Jarvis “Deon” Mack, 19, of Trinity who was arrested Saturday, July 23, by a team of officers from the Trinity Police, Trinity County Sheriff’s Department and Pct. 1 Constable’s Office. Police said he was found hiding in a residence on Smith Street. Mack was being held under a $200,000 bond. • Raishon Harris, 18, of Trinity who was arrested Tuesday, July 19, by Trinity police at his residence on Hamilton Street. He was being held under a $100,000 bond. • Dante Higgs, 18, of Trinity was arrested Tuesday, July 19, by Trinity police at his residence on Davis Street. He was being held under a $50,000 bond. • Brandon Watson, 18, of Huntsville, who was arrested Thursday, July 21, by Huntsville Police Department detectives in Huntsville. Robinson was shot once in the left chest by a small caliber pistol during an incident. According to Trinity Police Chief Steve Jones, Robinson and his fiancé, Jacqueline Degutis, 55, were staying in a camper parked next to the Kash Kar business. Two men reportedly forced their way into the home at gunpoint. Robinson was knocked to the floor and managed to pull down one of the bandits. Jones said the two wrestled around on the floor until the bandit’s gun fired, striking the victim. Meanwhile, the second bandit approached Degutis and demanded money. She turned over a coffee canister containing an estimated $120 in cash. After the armed men fled with the canister, Degutis put Robbinson in a private vehicle and drove him to East Texas Medical Center-Trinity for treatment. After he was stabilized, he was transferred to the Conroe hospital. Texas Ranger Steven Jeter of Huntsville was called into to assist with the investigation.