Men accused of stealing Texas College student’s hat at BB gunpoint
TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A Dallas man is in the Smith County Jail and accused of using a BB gun to hold a Texas College student in his dorm and leaving with only a hat.
Demond Monta Easter, 18, is charged with aggravated robbery. He was arrested on the charge Aug. 21 and is being held on a $100,000 bond. Another suspect, Trevien Thompson, 18, is being held in the Dallas County Jail.
According to an arrest affidavit released Thursday, the robbery happened on July 15 on the Texas College campus. The student told an officer that he was walking to his dorm room and saw Easter and Thompson. As he was opening his door, they both ran up and forced their way into his room with them, according to the affidavit.
The affidavit states Easter and Thompson started going through his things but the student told them to leave. Thompson then left while Easter stayed in the room, according to the affidavit, but Thompson returned with a black handgun.
The student reported that while Thompson was waving the gun around, Easter kept going through his things and made a comment that he liked a cap.
The affidavit states the student told Easter he could just take it. Easter and Thompson eventually left with just the Texas College cap.
School employees then talked to the pair, who denied involvement in the robbery, but later admitted they did go into his room, the affidavit states. They also turned over the gun, which turned out to be a BB gun that looked like an actual gun.
On July 17, police watched surveillance video which showed the suspects force their way into the dorm. The video also showed Thompson leave the room and come back and then both leave with Easter wearing the cap.
Officers then spoke to Thompson, who admitted to getting the BB gun and "this was something that they all do."
Police obtained a warrant on the arrests on Aug. 9.
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