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March 1, 2013

Suspected store thieves captured at gunpoint

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As he held Miller and Fonville at gunpoint, Clark provided responding officers with a description of Hogans.

Hogans was quickly apprehended, as well, according to police.

The television and other property believed to have been stolen were found in the SUV, along with a crack pipe and several hypodermic syringes.

Miller was charged with evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, class A misdemeanor engaging in organized criminal activity and theft of property, more than $500, less than $1,500.

Fonville was charged with class A misdemeanor engaging in organized criminal activity and theft of property, more than $500, less than $1,500.

Hogans was charged with evading arrest or detention, class A misdemeanor engaging in organized criminal activity and theft of property, more than $500, less than $1,500.

Hogans and Fonville have since been charged with burglary of a building, a state jail felony, as well, according to jail records.

The two are accused in a break-in at Christy’s Smoke Shop on Dec. 30 after police received a tip via Crime Stoppers, court records state. Thirty cartons of cigarettes were reported missing by the owner.

Hogans was also convicted of class B misdemeanor theft of property last year regarding a shoplifting incident at a Weatherford shoe store on April 11.

Hogans and another suspect were caught and the stolen shoes recovered after one of the men reportedly pushed a store clerk to the ground and fled into a nearby wooded area.

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