Police nab suspect in robbery

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 31, 2002

Terry Harris, 23, of Plantersville, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree robbery.

The arrest stems from Police Sgt. Jimmy Martin’s investigation into an incident reported to the Selma Police Department on Oct. 20. The victim reported that male subjects blocked her car in the area of Lapsley and Philpot streets, put a gun to her head and forced her from her vehicle.

The vehicle was recovered later that morning on the west side of Elkdale Baptist Church. Martin and evidence technicians were called to the scene, and the vehicle was processed and returned to the owner.

Harris became a suspect during the course of the investigation and was identified by several witnesses. He was arrested Tuesday while appearing in Municipal Court on an unrelated charge.

Following an interview, Harris was charged with the felony count of robbery in the first degree and taken to the Dallas County Jail.

According to Martin, other charges, including federal charges, could be brought against Harris due to prior convictions.

Martin also serves as a task force agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. He said the possible charges could include a convicted felon in possession of a firearm charge.