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Titus County Deputies Arrest Suspect In Cookville Robbery

Justin Desean Taylor
Titus County SO

From Titus County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

On Friday evening, August 27, 2021, Titus County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of an Armed Robbery in Cookville. Reportedly, the robber, wearing a hoodie and a mask, approached the clerk producing what appeared to be a handgun demanding money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the robber exited the store and fled the scene. They called in the Sheriff’s Office C.I.D. to follow up on the robbery.

On Monday Morning, C.I.D. Lt. Chris Bragg and several of his investigators began to sift through the scant leads in this case. As the pace of the investigation intensified, investigators were able to obtain a name and description of a potential suspect. As usual in a case like this where investigators had only an image of an unidentified suspect, they reached out through a network of several resources helping them to strengthen their efforts to both identify and locate the suspect.

Before noon Monday, a Titus County Sheriff’s Investigator observed a suspected vehicle with a driver consistent with the appearance of the robbery suspect. Upon detaining the driver, 24-year-old Justin Desean Taylor, investigators determined that Taylor had outstanding misdemeanor warrants for his arrest.

Upon further examination and continued investigation into Taylor’s potential involvement in the robbery, investigators obtained conclusive information identifying Taylor as the person who committed the theft.

With sufficient probable cause to show that Justin Desean Taylor committed the robbery, they arrested Taylor for the First-Degree Felony Offense of Aggravated Robbery. Deputies booked Taylor into the Titus County Jail without incident.