May 18, 2024

09.18.19 Two Robberies in Chambers County Tuesday Morning

Chambers County Sheriff’s Office

· Sheriff Brian Hawthorne reports that the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office

 responded to two separate robberies in the early morning hours

of Tuesday, September 17, 2019.
At approximately 1:26 a.m. deputies responded to the Phillips 66 station

located in the 8600 block of FM 3180 after receiving a 911 call of an armed robbery

that had just occurred. Upon arrival deputies learned that two subjects entered the store

 with handguns and ordered the clerk to hand over all of the money. The two subjects

fled on foot to the rear of the store and disappeared into a nearby neighborhood.

Taken was a small amount of cash and cigarettes. The clerk, other than being shaken up

 by the ordeal, was not injured in the robbery.
While investigating the first robbery, deputies were advised at approximately 2:49 a.m.

 that another robbery was in progress at the Shell Station located in the

15000 block of FM 565, near Interstate 10. Upon arrival at this location

deputies observed several subjects running from the store and a white Ford truck

sitting inside the store where it had crashed through the front plate glass wall in an

apparent attempt to steal the ATM machine. Two of the fleeing subjects were able

to make it to a vehicle that was parked north of the store and subsequently began

to flee in their vehicle. A chase ensued with the vehicle that eventually involved not only

the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office but also the Mont Belvieu Police Department,

 the Dayton Police Department, the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, and the

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle was eventually disabled by spike strips

and the two subjects were arrested near Turner Road and Highway 90 in Jefferson County.
Arrested at that time were Jaden Shelton, 17, of the 8900 Block of Strathmore Street in Houston,

 and Ladarious Toliver, 18, of the 7300 Block of Jensen Drive in Houston. Both subjects were

transported back to Anahuac and booked into the Chambers County Jail. The vehicle

 they were driving

 was discovered to be recently stolen from a day care facility in Houston.
A short time later other deputies who were in the area of the Shell Station

 robbery observed an individual enter a taxi cab at a nearby store and, noticing that this subject

 fit the description of one of the robbery suspects, deputies conducted a traffic stop on the taxi

and subsequently arrested Alexander Decuier, 17, of the 3900 Block of Caplin Street in Houston.

 Decuier, who had earlier fled from the Shell Station robbery when deputies arrived, had gone

to the nearby store and called a taxi to give him a ride back into Houston and out of Chambers County. 
Deputies also learned that the Ford truck that crashed through the glass doors and windows

 of the Shell Station was also recently stolen from a construction business in Houston. Other

actors in this robbery that were able to elude deputies have yet to be captured but Detectives are

working to get these individuals identified. Taken from the Shell Station robbery was a small amount

of money as the actors were unable to get the ATM machine loaded and away from the store because

 they locked themselves out of their get-a-way truck. 
Sheriff Hawthorne stated that the two robberies do not appear to be connected at this time

but detectives are still sorting things out. Those who have been arrested for the Shell Station robbery

 can expect to be charged with various crimes including Aggravated Robbery, Theft of a Motor

Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property, Evading Law Enforcement, and Felony Criminal Mischief.
Sheriff Hawthorne asks that if anyone has information about these or any other crimes to call

 the Sheriff’s Office at 409-267-2500 or Chambers County Crime Stoppers at 844-860-8477. ��w� �^

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