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July 12, 2011

Couple robbed at gunpoint

Armed robbery suspect arrested; second man sought

WEATHERFORD — Twenty-nine-year-old Jesse Scott Shobert was arrested Sunday on a charge of aggravated robbery after deputies say he and another man were reportedly involved in a home invasion.

Parker County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call from a residence in the 100 block of Mill Creek Drive shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday, according to information from the sheriff’s office.

A 36-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman told deputies they were watching television in the living room when two white males kicked in the front door, according to the arrest affidavit.

They reportedly recognized one man and the other was wearing a white T-shirt over a bulletproof vest and carrying a shotgun, according to court records.

The men were yelling for the keys to the white Ford pickup truck registered to the woman, according to the affidavit.

When the men were not given the keys, the suspects reportedly told deputies the man with the gun went into the bedroom and took a 32-inch television.

The complainants reportedly provided police a description of the vehicle the suspect’s left in, and the vehicle was stopped in the 800 block of State Highway 199 West.

Investigators found a bulletproof carry pouch in the vehicle and Shobert admitted to being at the residence, according to the affidavit.

Shotgun shells were reportedly found laying on the clothes dryer outside the residence on Highway 199, about 15 to 20 feet from the vehicle, according to the affidavit.

The investigator also noted drug contraband and contacted the Special Crimes Unit, who obtained a search warrant for the premises and vehicle, court records state.

A video recording unit in a trailer on the property showed Shobert and the other known suspect leaving the Highway 199 West address with a bulletproof vest carrier and a long gun, according the affidavit.

Shobert was placed under arrest and reportedly told the investigator he went to the Mill Creek residence with a shotgun.

The other suspect is being sought, sheriff’s office spokewoman Danie Huffman said Monday.

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