Carrollton bank robbery suspects booked into Smith County Jail, awaiting extradition

The suspects are in the Smith County Jail Thursday night, all charged with aggravated robbery
Published: Sep. 8, 2022 at 4:08 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 8, 2022 at 10:37 PM CDT
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SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - Four suspects traveling I-20 following a robbery in Carrollton were pulled over and taken into custody in Smith County.

According to Pct. 5 Constable Jeff McClenny, on Thursday afternoon his deputies responded along with other agencies to a call from Carrollton Police Department regarding bank robbery suspects who had fled. They were spotted heading east on Interstate 20, and were pulled over in Smith County by a deputy from the Pct. 5 constable’s office.

The suspects are in the Smith County Jail Thursday night, all charged with aggravated robbery. They are identified as:

  • Katron Devonta Pittman, 17, of Gautier, MS
  • Rayfiel Demonte Gill, 40, of Gulfport, MS
  • Gary Dawane Taylor, Jr. 17, of Purvis, MS
  • Lillie Vivian McCoy, 43, of Wiggins, MS
Katron Devonta Pittman, Rayfiel Demonte Gill, Gary Dawane Taylor, Jr., and Lillie Vivian McCoy
Katron Devonta Pittman, Rayfiel Demonte Gill, Gary Dawane Taylor, Jr., and Lillie Vivian McCoy(Smith County Court Records)

The suspects are believed to be linked to the robbery at the Bank of America at Josey and Belt Line in Carrollton. Carrollton Police Department will send personnel to take the four back to their jurisdiction on Friday.

According to Carrollton PIO Jolene DeVito, the robbery happened at around noon on Thursday. A vehicle with four occupants pulled up to the back of the Bank of America on Beltline and Josey, where an armored vehicle was in the ATM lane servicing the machine. The suspects robbed the employees of the armored service, and shot one of them in the arm. He was taken to the hospital, but his injury is non-life threatening, DeVito said.

This took place during business hours in a shopping center area, she said, so there were a number of witnesses who were interviewed by police.

Four suspects traveling I-20 following a robbery in Carrollton were pulled over in Smith County.
The suspects abandoned the vehicle they allegedly committed the crime in and fled in another...
The suspects abandoned the vehicle they allegedly committed the crime in and fled in another vehicle. That vehicle is the one they were stopped in on I20 in Smith County.(Viewer video)

The suspects abandoned the vehicle they allegedly committed the crime in and fled in another vehicle. That vehicle is the one they were stopped in on I20 in Smith County.

McClenny said that a number of agencies responded, including Smith County Precinct 4 constable’s office, Texas DPS, Smith County Sheriff’s Office, and the FBI.