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Red Oak Police Department
Wednesday January 17th, 2018 :: 01:03 p.m. CST


Robbery Arrest

On 1/7/2018 at 22:28 hours, the Red Oak Police Department personnel were dispatched to the Red Oak Mart located at 235 N. State Highway 342 in regards to a robbery that had just occurred. The on duty dispatcher advised that the reporting person informed them that a white male subject carrying a “long rifle” had just robbed them and ran off. The suspect was described as a white male, 5’6-5’10, weighing 125 -150 lbs and was last seen wearing all black with a black hood and orange hat, white t-shirt and a mask. The suspect took the cash from the register and the clerk’s wallet and fled. Red Oak Police Department personnel deployed an on duty canine unit which tracked the suspect to a general location which led to the identification of a person of interest. Upon further investigation, an interview with the person of interest led to a full confession and the recovery of the victim’s wallet and weapon used by the defendant. Below are pictures of the defendant:

The Red Oak Police Department Criminal Investigation Division has identified the defendant as Grubbs, Jaden Austin W/M (18 YOA) of Red Oak. On 1/10/2018 at 16:56 hours, Mr. Grubbs was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated robbery in connection with the January 7th robbery and is currently being held at the Ellis County Jail on a $150,000.00 bond.

Media Point of Contact: Lt. Marc Schroeder / 469-218-7708
Date: 1/17/2018
Authorized by: Chief Garland Wolf

Red Oak Police Department
547 Methodist St
Red Oak, TX 75154

Emergency: 9-1-1

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