By SONYA ROBERTS-WOODS/Publisher
Canareon Drenard Taylor, 30, of Daingerfield is now in custody after robbing the First National Bank Hughes Springs Daingerfield branch location Oct.10.
Taylor was successfully taken into custody Oct. 10 at 8:24 p.m., less than 10 hours after first walking into the Daingerfield branch at approximately 10:07 a.m. wearing dark clothes which also covered his face. Caught on camera, Taylor robbed the branch at gunpoint and then fled on foot heading south with an undisclosed amount of money. Fortunately, no one was injured during the robbery.
Taylor is now charged with aggravated robbery, a felony first-degree offense, and tampering with physical evidence, a third- degree felony offense.
“The Daingerfield Police Department wants to thank the community, Morris County Sheriff’s Department, Lone Star Police Department, Texas Rangers, FBI, Naples Police Department and the Daingerfield-Lone Star ISD Police Department for assisting,” Daingerfield Police Chief Tracey Climer said in a statement. “It is always prayers answered when it all comes together apprehending the dangerous suspect and keeping our community safe.”
The exact same location was also robbed Feb. 27, 2015. The two male suspects in that case were apprehended later that same day in Longview. They both plead guilty to the robbery charges. One of the individuals, an accomplice, received a three-year sentence, while the admitted gunman received 72 months in federal prison.