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Bond Set For Love’s Armed Robbery Suspects

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Bond has been set at $100,000 each for the two suspects arrested Friday night for the armed robbery at Love’s Travel Center in Sulphur Springs Friday morning, according to Hopkins County jail reports.

Charles Orin Lee Nash

The arrest followed an anonymous tip made to Sulphur Springs Police Department that a vehicle spotted in Commerce matched the description of the suspect vehicle. Commerce officers checked the location and identified a person at the location, then notified SSPD Detective Jason Reneau of their findings, SSPD Chief Jason Ricketson reported Monday morning.

A witness at Love’s Travel Stop reportedly identified the individuals Commerce contacted as the person who committed the robbery at Love’s Travel Stop at 9:33 a.m. Dec. 3, 2021. Reneau obtained an arrest warrant for the individual. SSPD and Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office detectives accompanied Commerce Police Department to the address in Commerce, where they arrested suspected Charles Orrin Lee Nash as well as Cass Hunter Sullivan, police noted in a media release Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, about the robbery.

Cass Hunter Sullivan

According to arrest reports, the wo men were read their rights and taken into custody at 5:31 p.m. Dec. 3, 2021, and transported to Hopkins County jail. Sullivan, a 22-year-old Caddo Mills man, allegedly admitted to being the driver of the pickup involved in the robbery. He and 18-year-old Nash of Sulphur Springs were both booked into Hopkins County jail shortly after 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 on a first-degree felony aggravated robbery charge, according to arrest reports.

Nash is accused of displaying a black pistol during the robbery at Love’s at 9:33 a.m. Dec. 3, 2021. He allegedly left the store with approximately 35 cartons of cigarettes and was picked up in a reddish maroon colored Chevrolet Colorado pickup driven by Sullivan. The truck fled west onto Interstate 30.

Although SSPD and HCSO searched the area immediately following the robbery, they were unable to locate the suspect vehicle at that time. Officials in surrounding counties were also alerted regarding the vehicle and suspect descriptions in the Dec. 3 Love’s robbery.

SSPD and HCSO officers and detectives continued investigating the robbery and searching through Friday evening for the robbery suspects. Police by midday Friday had obtained and released surveillance images of both the suspect and truck he was reported to have left Love’s in. Authorities also at that time asked anyone who might have information concerning the Dec. 3 Love’s robbery to relay tips to the lead detective for the case at SSPD or or Lake Country Crime Stoppers. One tip resulted in location of a suspect and warrant, which was served Friday evening, with both the alleged robber and accomplice who drove the truck he fled in in custody.

At 8 p.m. Friday, SSPD Chief Jason Ricketson confirmed two suspects were in custody in connection with the Friday morning aggravated robbery at Love’s Travel Center.

Both Nash and Sullivan remained in Hopkins County jail Monday morning, Dec. 6, 2021, in lieu of the $100,000 bond set on the first degree felony aggravated robbery charge, according to jail reports. publishes Sulphur Springs Police Department reports and news. The Police Department is located at 125 Davis St., Sulphur Springs, Texas. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 885-7602.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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