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Trinity man arrested on robbery charge
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TRINITY – A Trinity man was free under a $50,000 bond this week after being charged with aggravated robbery in connection with an incident early Saturday in a local parking lot. Justin Rowe was arrested early Saturday on the charge, which was elevated to a first-degree felony because the victim was disabled, according to Police Chief Steve Jones. Jones said police were called to the Brookshire Brothers grocery store parking lot at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday by a woman who said a man had beaten her and stolen her car. The victim identified Rowe, and Jones said the two had a prior relationship that apparently developed into an argument at the store parking lot. The victim told police she thought the suspect would either go to her home or to his, located in Coach Village in the Westwood Shores subdivision. Jones said officers went to the woman’s residence and found Rowe’s vehicle parked their but her car was nowhere in sight. They then drove out to Coach Village and found the woman’s car near the suspect’s residents with its flashing lights on. Jones said they arrived at the scene at just after 3 a.m. and began an unsuccessful search for the suspect. At 4:11 a.m., Trinity County Deputy Sheriff Larry Barak notified police that he had located the suspect at the guard station near the entrance of Westwood Shores. “Apparently, after driving back to his house, the became worried and hiked through the woods over to (FM) 356 where his father picked him up. When he felt like it was safe to return, he had his father drive him home but the deputy was waiting for him at the entrance,” Jones said.

 

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