Authorities make final in May gas station robbery

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Tyler Police and U.S. Marshals Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force have made the fourth arrest in an aggravated robbery case that took place in May.

Around 6 p.m. Tuesday, Candice Renae McGee, 28, was arrested at a residence on Tubbs Street in Tyler, following a tip was submitted to Tyler-Smith Couty crimestoppers.

McGee had an outstanding aggravated robbery. Her bond was set at $100,000.

On June 13, Tyler police located Christopher Lamar Arnold who was wanted in connection with the aggravated robbery of a Valero in May. This was the third arrest made in this case.

On May 7, around 9:20 p.m., officers responded to the Valero located at 4833 Troup Highway concerning an aggravated robbery.

The clerk, identified as Lovie Davis, told officers a black male, identified as Arnold, entered the store with his face covered. Davis said Arnold pointed a handgun at the her and demanded money. Davis told police Arnold hit a female customer with the gun several times before leaving the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. Candice McGee served as the lookout. A witness nearby says Arnold left the scene in an older model four-door vehicle, driven by James Rierson, on Thistle heading towards Shiloh

Three days after the robbery, the investigation led police to arrest Davis, who was the store clerk, and Rierson for their part in the alleged robbery. Rierson was identified as Davis’ boyfriend.

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