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Suspect in custody 1 day after burglary
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TRINITY – An 18-year-old Trinity man was in jail on burglary charges one day after a break-in was reported at the Martin’s 7-11 Store on Highway 19 North in Trinity. Dante Higgs was arrested by Trinity Police Officer Donald Givens on Friday, Nov. 18, at the intersection of Jason and Davis Street in Trinity. Higgs was initially arrested on a warrant charging him with misdemeanor assault in connection with an Oct. 13 incident. However, shortly after his arrest on the warrant, Higgs also was charged with felony burglary of a building in connection with a break-in reported Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Martin’s 7-11 Store. During that burglary, cigarettes and other items were reported as stolen. While much of the stolen merchandise was recovered by police, Police Chief Steve Jones said not all of it has been located. He added he expects additional arrests will be made in connection with the case in the near future. At the time of his arrest, Higgs was free on bond after being indicted on felony aggravated robbery charges stemming from a June 24 home invasion in Trinity. That incident occurred shortly after midnight with two men forced their way into the camper/residence of Kenny Michael Robinson, 66, which was located next to his Kash Kar business off Highway 19 South. Robinson was wounded when he struggled with one of the robbers and suffered a small caliber gunshot wound to his chest. Two other men were believed to have been involved and served as lookouts outside the camper during the actual robbery. Higgs was one of four men indicted in connection with that incident. Other indicted by the grand jury in July on aggravated robbery charges included Jarvis “Deon” Mack, 19, and Raishon Harris, 18, both of Trinity, and Brandon Watson, 18, of Huntsville.


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