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Second suspect arrested in deadly robbery attempt

Second suspect arrested in deadly robbery attempt

May 19th, 2017 in Texarkana News

A second person has been arrested in the robbery attempt that resulted in the shooting death of Drake Griffith on Monday night.

Daquarious Meadors, 19, of Texarkana Texas, was arrested Wednesday night at his home in Bowie County by sheriff's deputies on an aggravated robbery warrant issued by Texarkana Texas Police Department detectives, said Shawn Vaughn, spokesman for the Texarkana, Texas, Police Department.

Meadors was the third robbery suspect related to the case. Griffith was killed at the scene. Detectives arrested Michael Troy Gray, 19, of Texarkana Texas, on Wednesday for aggravated robbery. He turned himself in upon learning that he had been named as a person of interest in the case. After interviewing Gray, detectives determined that probable cause existed to arrest him.

"Working from very limited information initially, our detectives were ultimately able to determine what actually happened and bring those responsible to justice. I am especially proud of the outstanding work of Detectives Warren Smith and D.E. Evans on this case," Chief Dan Shiner said.

Both Gray and Meadors are being held in the Bi-State Jail. Gray's bond is set at $100,000, and Meadors' bond is $50,000.

Officers were dispatched to a shooting at a residence in the 3500 block of Magnolia Street late Monday. When officers arrived, they found Griffith deceased on the floor of one of the bedrooms with several gunshot wounds. Griffith was shot by a resident of the home during a botched robbery attempt that was related to drugs.

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