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Suspect in EZ Mart robbery apprehended in Longview; deceased suspect's name released

By Staff Reports
June 2, 2010 at 12:12 p.m.

 Roy Lee Martin Jr. of Longview

A 17-year-old Longview man, wanted in connection with the robbery of a local store Monday, has been apprehended, officials with the Marshall Police Department have confirmed.

In addition, the name of the suspect shot by an MPD officer was released. Kendrick Tyrone Hall, 24, of Longview was shot by an officer, whose name has not been released, during a foot pursuit the night of the incident.

A press release issued by the MPD Wednesday said Roy Lee Martin Jr. was arrested at approximately 1 p.m. that day by the Longview Police Department's Special Investigations and Apprehension Unit.

Martin was wanted in connection with the robbery of the EZ Mart convenience store, 2507 West Pinecrest Drive in Marshall, that ended with an officer-involved shooting.

He is currently being held in the Gregg County Jail on two outstanding warrants out of the MPD for aggravated robbery and evading arrest/detention.

The suspect is expected to appear before a judge for an arraignment hearing. He will be transferred to Harrison County Jail, the release states.

According to the previous MPD press release, dispatchers received a call at 2:27 a.m. Monday, reporting an armed robbery at EZ Mart.

It stated another suspect connected to the robbery, Anthony Lamar Harvey of Longview, was arrested following a car pursuit, which went through East Pinecrest Drive, crossed U.S. Highway 59 and ended in the 2300 block of Five Notch Road - where the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a ditch.

Harvey was charged with aggravated robbery and evading arrest/detention.

Justice of the Peace Nancy George set bond at $100,000 on the aggravated robbery charge and $7,500 for the evading arrest/detention charge.

A third suspect, Hall, tried to escape from the scene by foot through a wooded area just east of the store.

An MPD press release said the pursuit resulted in an officer using "deadly force."

"The officer involved (in shooting the suspect) is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, which is being conducted by the Texas Rangers," Assistant Police Chief Leland Benoit noted in a press release Monday, declining to release the name of the officer due to the investigation.



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