· 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
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� �^