Mt. Enterprise robbery suspect arrested

Derric O'Brien Blanton. Photo Source: Rusk County Jail.
Derric O'Brien Blanton. Photo Source: Rusk County Jail.

Released by Rusk County Sheriff's Department:

On Monday, December 27, 2010, at approximately 12:30 pm, suspect Derric O'Brien Blanton, of Henderson, was arrested in Nacogdoches County, by Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office, in connection with the Aggravated Robbery which occurred in Rusk County, on Tuesday, December 21, 2010, about 10:00 pm, at the Conoco Station in Mt. Enterprise.

On Friday, December 31, 2010, suspect Derric O. Blanton was extradited to Rusk County where he remained in jail awaiting arraignment.

On Sunday, January 2, 2011, at approximately 10:00 am, suspect Derric Blanton was arraigned by Honorable Judge Jerdy Wolverton, Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, in Rusk County. Blanton was charged with Aggravated Robbery, Felony 1, with bond set at $60,000.

Blanton currently remains in the Rusk County Jail.

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