Navarro County Sheriff's Office arrested two suspects Thursday in connection with an aggravated robbery Sunday in Rice.
Deantae Parks, 18, and Prisilla Fields, 17, were arrested Oct. 17. The two are currently being held in the Navarro County Jail on charges of aggravated robbery and possession of marijuana, less than two ounces. Parks' bond is set at $75,500; Fields' is $50,500.
According to a press release, NCSO responded to a report of a robbery around 9 p.m. Oct. 13 at Mike Dickens Park in Rice.
The victim told deputies that he was robbed by two unknown people who took his cell phone, credit card, and $13 in cash. They reportedly struck him in the head with a pistol, injuring him.
He was able to escape, running to a nearby home to find help after the suspects stood him up and attempted to get him into his vehicle.
The victim was able to give deputies a partial description of one suspect, describing him as a tall, slender male wearing a grey hoodie, but could not provide a description of the second suspect.
“After diligently exploring any and all leads in the case, the detectives were able to identify two persons of interest,” Sheriff Elmer Tanner stated.
On Thursday afternoon, Detective Sergeants Randy Clay and Robbie Jock spotted both suspects in the 100 block of SW McKinney in Rice. The detectives arrested both suspects at the scene on unrelated arrest warrants out of the Corsicana Police Department and transported them to the Navarro County Justice Center.
According to the report, the detectives obtained and served felony arrest warrants on both suspects for aggravated robbery.
“I commend our officers on solving this violent crime quickly, without any initial leads or evidence in the case,” Tanner stated. “Great job officers.”