3rd person arrested in connection with fatal Smith County gas station clerk robbery

Tyler, Texas (KETK) - A third suspect has been arrested in connection with a Smith County gas station robbery in which the victim was murdered..
 
According to Sheriff Larry Smith, Kedarius Hays Oliver, 23, of Tyler, was arrested Monday on one count of aggravated robbery.
 
Officials say Oliver, along with Lamarcus Hannah, 32, and Dameon Mosley, 36, both of Tyler, were arrested for the aggravated robbery of the Conoco Gas Station on the North Northeast Loop. Officials say the station clerk, Billy Stacks, 62, was shot and killed during the robbery.
 
On Saturday, around 3:40 a.m., deputies were called to the Conoco Gas Station, located at 2219 North Northeast Loop 323, on reports of an aggravated robbery.

 
A customer who called dispatch described a black male, wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt and pants, shot the clerk before robbing the gas station. The man then ran away toward American Legion Road.
 
A Smith County deputy was not far from the scene and saw tail lights shining at the intersection of Shirley Drive and American Legion Road. The deputy tried to stop the dark-colored sedan when it took off and a chase ensued with the suspect vehicle hitting top speeds of 126 miles per hour. The chase came to a stop between Highway 155 North and Farm-To-Market Road 2015 on Interstate 20, near mile marker 568. The deputy believed the suspects had abandoned the vehicle and he began to search for them on foot. When the deputy got back to his vehicle, the car had left.
 
When officials got a closer look at the car, they identified the vehicle as a gray 2008 Dodge Avenger with Texas license plate number HYD8749. The vehicle was registered to Brandon Allen Washington, of Tyler. Upon further investigation, authorities identified the vehicle as one that was close to the gas station when it was robbed.
 
Later that morning, Washington contacted officials and said his family in Tyler called him and told him police were asking about his car. Washington told the authorities he no longer owned the car and had "given it" to a friend who was "basically taking over payments on it." Washington identified the "friend" as Mosley. He said he gave Mosley the vehicle on January 20, 2017.
 
Through the course of the investigation, clothing found on the side of the road matched those worn by the suspect during the robbery. During a search of the vehicle, a box of .38 special, 145 grain "Full Metal Jackets." There were 45 live rounds in the box of ammunition, according to the Smith County Sheriff's Office.
 
Around 1:30 p.m., officials say phone contact was made with Mosley. Mosley said he loaned the vehicle to a friend of his, identified as Hannah.
 
Later that day, officials say they found Hannah at his home in Tyler and he agreed to come to the sheriff's office.
 
Hannah said he was at home at the time the robbery occurred. Officials say he eventually changed his story saying he and "D Man" (Mosley) went to a friend's house on the North Northeast Loop. Hannah claimed he did not know Mosley's friend's name. Hannah told officials Mosley and his "friend" left him at the house. Moments later, Hannah said Mosley's friend returned to the house without Mosley. Hannah told officials the "friend" said they needed to leave and go pick up Mosley.
 
Officials say Hannah and Mosley's "friend" drove to an area near the Conoco Gas Station, where they picked up Mosley. Right as Mosley got into the car, Hannah told deputies he saw flashing red and blue lights and that's when Mosley reportedly said, "Floor it!" Hannah told officials he then drove out of the area, with the "friend" in the passenger's seat to "avoid police because 'D-Man' had a gun." Hannah said Mosley was in the back passenger's seat. Officials asked Hannah why he didn't stop if he knew police were chasing him. Hannah answered, "Cause I was scared and 'D-Man' had a gun," according to the sheriff's office. Officials say Hannah never mentioned Mosley threatening him. Hannah also told officials Mosely threw multiple pieces of clothing out of the window during the chase.
 
Mosley was arrested Sunday afternoon in Dallas and is scheduled to be transferred to the Smith County Jail.
 
Hannah was also arrested by Smith County officials and was booked into the Smith County Jail on $1,000,000 bond. 
 
Mosley and Hannah will face capital murder charges in Stack's death.
 
"The ruthless acts of terror that have been perpetrated by these individuals are coming to an end," Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith stated, "We have been following up on leads since early yesterday morning and have personnel at this time both in Smith County and Dallas following leads. The men and women of the Smith County Sheriff's Office will not rest until both of these individuals are in custody. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Billy Stacks and they will remain in our prayers. I am continually reminded during situations such as these of the tenacity and drive of our personnel and thank God for the pleasure of working with such dedicated law enforcement officers."
 
It is unknown at this time if Oliver will also face capital murder charges.
 
 
 

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