Officials discuss Mahomes robbery case
SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Officials in Smith County are set to hold a press conference Tuesday after an NFL player was reportedly robbed Friday.
The conference is set to begin at 5 p.m. at the department's administration building.
Smith County sheriff's officials say the men accused of the crime didn't know they were robbing Patrick Mahomes II, a Whitehouse native who was recently drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round. Officials say four people, including Mahomes, were robbed in the 8800 block of Mansion Creek Circle.
"It was just a random act with a random target," said Sgt. Darrell Coslin.
Tuesday at the press conference, Sheriff Larry Smith said he wanted to clarify that Mahomes had done nothing wrong.
Two people were arrested in connection with the incident, Michael Blake Pinkerton, 34, and Billy Ray Johnson, 58.
Pinkerton is charged with aggravated robbery. His bond is set at $50,000. Johnson is charged with tampering with physical evidence and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. His bond is set at $6,000.
According to a tweet from Mahomes' agent, he was dropping off his girlfriend when the incident occurred.
The sheriff's office says as the victims were getting out of their vehicle, the suspect pulled into the driveway and was gesturing as if he had a handgun in his waistband. He then demanded property.
During a conversation with Mahomes on Monday, he declined to offer extended comment about the incident but added, "I can't really get into any of the details ... I'm just glad that me and my friends are safe."
Officials say that no one was injured during the incident and they were eventually able to recover all the stolen property.
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