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Sheriff: Burglary suspect arrested

Devonte Hawkins (Source: Smith County Jail) Devonte Hawkins (Source: Smith County Jail)
SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

On Wednesday, Smith County Sheriff’s Office detectives, along with the U.S. Marshals Service, arrested a burglary suspect at the Travelodge motel near the intersection of Highway 69 N and Loop 323.

Devonte Hawkins, 20, of Tyler, is charged with two counts of burglary of a habitation. The warrants were issued by Judge Christi Kenney of the 114th State District Court who set bond on each count at $150,000. Hawkins is currently being booked into the Smith County Jail.

On April 24, Devonte Hawkins and Brandon Ervin, 21, of Tyler, and LaSabien Ford, 17, of Tyler, allegedly committed two burglaries in northwestern Smith County. Detectives with the Smith County Sheriff's Office reported that the first burglary was committed while the homeowner was asleep. 

Detectives say Hawkins, Ervin, and Ford have ties to local street gangs and are linked to several other burglaries where multiple firearms were taken.

Ford turned himself in to the Sheriff’s Office on May 23 and Ervin was arrested July 7. Both are currently in the Smith County Jail on a $300,000 bond each.

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