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East Texas librarian robbed at gunpoint

Earlene Walton Earlene Walton
Lavell Hopkins. Photo Source: Titus County Jail. Lavell Hopkins. Photo Source: Titus County Jail.

DAINGERFIELD, TX (KLTV) – An East Texas woman was robbed at gun point in the Daingerfield Public Library just after 9:00 am Monday morning. Police have arrested Lavelle Hopkins, 19, of Hughes Springs on an aggravated robbery charge.

The suspect entered the library shortly after it opened and requested to use a computer. Earlene Walton was working and agreed to sign him in and get him all situated, since he did not have a library card.

The suspect told Walton that he had forgotten something and left the building. When he returned, he pulled out a gun.  Within minutes, the suspect had fled with a jar that friends of the library used to collect donations. The jar held less than $100.

Walton says that nothing like this has ever happened in her 23 years as the librarian at Daingerfield Public Library.

Hopkin's bond has been set at $150,000 for Aggravated Robbery and $3,000 for Possession of an Illegal Drug.

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