Tyler police still looking for 2 more alleged burglars

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On August 19, deputies with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 5300 block of Broken Bow in Tyler concerning a burglary/robbery in progress.

The occupants at the location observed several black males pulled up to the residence driving a black car.

The black males then entered the location, and displayed firearms in an attempt to rob the occupants.

While inside the residence, the black males engaged the occupants of the resident about money and other potential items. During the course of this violent activity, one of the accused robbers fired a gun inside the home to intimidate the occupants.

When deputies arrived in the area, the black males fled the area in a black Cadillac displaying a dealer’s tag. The car was later found unoccupied at the dead end of Canyon circle.

Deputies checked the location for the alleged black male robbers who were on foot.

A call came in from the 600 block of CR 37, which is in the area.  A black male wandered up onto the property. The black male was sweating, came up on the property through the woods, and had a purse in his hand.  He was taken into custody and it was confirmed that he was previously in the car with the other black male suspects. 
While he was in custody, he was identified positively as Derion Rhodes. Rhodes had active felony warrants for his arrest.  
He was transported away from the location and interviewed at the investigations office. 
Later in the interview, Rhodes made admissions  to his actual involvement in the robbery. 
Rhodes was charged with Aggravated Robbery (1st Degree Felony) for his involvement in the robbery. 
Sheriff’s deputies are seeking at least two other individuals for the robbery. 

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