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SSPD: 5th Suspect In September 2019 Robbery Still Sought

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A suspect in a September 2019 robbery is still sought by Sulphur Springs Police Department, according to SSPD Detective Sgt. David Gilmore.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Tyreese Tupac Shukar Williams. The 21-year-old Sulphur Springs man should be considered armed and dangerous due to the use of a weapon during the alleged offenses, according to the police detective.

Tyreese Tupac Shukar Williams

Tyreese Tupac Shukar Williams is wanted on first-degree felony charges including two aggravated robbery and one burglary of a habitation with intent to commit another offense. He is one of five defendants in a September 2019 home invasion and robbery.

Four masked men were accused of forcing entry to a secondary residence on a Lee Street property and robbing the occupants at gunpoint, taking cell phones, a rifle and cash just before 10 p.m. Sept. 25, 2019. Three pistols were reportedly used. One round was allegedly fired from one firearm during the commission of the offenses, but no one was injured, Gilmore said in September.

SSPD patrol officers located Zavarion Caymond Christopher Swain, 19, and Zavier Ahamad Rollerson, 17, both of Paris; and Dequenek Timothy Craig Shepard, 20, of Brashear on Main Street around 11:40 p.m. Sept. 25 and took them into custody as suspects. Recovered at that time were three pistols, the stolen cell phones, a rifle and about half of the amount cash reportedly stolen from the Lee Street residence; one of the pistols recovered had been reported stolen during an earlier break-in at an address across town, according to the police detective. All three at that time were charged on two aggravated robbery charges and one burglary of a habitation with intent to commit another felony charge each, according to police investigators and arrest reports. Shepard, Swain and Rollerson are currently in custody at Hopkins County jail, according to June 10, 2020 jail reports.

Dominick Maxwell Trigg, 29, of Paris was apprehended late Friday, Sept. 27, in Lamar County and transported the next Monday to Hopkins County jail on three Hopkins County warrants, two for aggravated robbery and one for burglary of a habitation with intent to commit another felony offense, in connection with the alleged home invasion, according to Gilmore.

Tyreese Tupac Shukar Williams of the Sulphur Springs area had also been identified by police by Oct. 1 as a suspect in the alleged burglary and robbery cases.

“He is still a fugitive. We need to locate him. He is to be considered armed and dangerous,” Gilmore said June 10, 2020. “If anyone has any information about this individual, please contact us. Crime Stoppers will pay a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. It’s possible he has changed his appearance.”

Although Williams is from Hopkins County, he is also known to have family and connections in Paris, Red River County and possibly in Oklahoma.

Tips regarding Tyreese Williams’ location may be made to Lake Country Crime Stoppers at 903 885-2020.

Author: Faith Huffman

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