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Suspect sketch and description leads to 'person of high interest' in aggravated robbery case

As the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office investigates the aggravated robbery of two ladies that occurred on January 16 in the East Post Oak community, a composite sketch and description of the suspect has led to a ‘person of high interest’ in the case, according to Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass.

Composite sketch released by the sheriff's department has led to a person of high interested in the aggravated robbery case. Click to enlarge. (Sheriff's dept. photo)
The composite sketch released by the sheriff’s department has led to a ‘person of high interest’ in the aggravated robbery case. Click to enlarge. (Sheriff’s dept. photo)

The sheriff’s office sent the sketch and description to local news media and surrounding law enforcement agencies in an attempt to gain the identity of the suspect or suspects involved in the robbery case and now have a lead.

Paris PD Officer Josh Crawford contacted the sheriff’s office to tell detectives that he was currently investigating some recent criminal offenses in the Paris area, and the suspect in those cases fit the description of the person being sought in connection with the robbery in the East Post Oak community, according to the sheriff.

“Sheriff detectives have gained further information regarding this person, who is now a person of high interest in the robbery in the East Post Oak community,” Sheriff Cass said. “There have been no arrests made in robbery case to date and the investigation is ongoing.”

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is still encouraged to contact the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office at 903-737-2400 or Crime Stoppers at 903-785-TIPS (8477).

By Josh Allen, eParisExtra

Click the link below to view the article posted on the Extra last week after information and the sketch was received from the sheriff’s department:

Sheriff’s Dept. releases composite sketch of East Post Oak armed robbery suspect

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