A Dallas man has been charged with armed robbery in connection to a reported Wednesday night incident in Greenville.
Rutilio Arnulfo Lozano is at least the seventh person to have been taken into custody in connection with recent armed robberies in Hunt County, but the first one in Greenville.
Lozano, 24, remained in custody at the Hunt County Detention Center Thursday evening.
The Greenville Police Department arrested Lozano at around 1:30 a.m. Thursday in the 1100 block of Stanford Street and charged him with one count each of aggravated robbery with a firearm and failure to identify as a fugitive from justice, as well as on an outstanding warrant.
Lozano was being held in lieu of $150,000 bond on the aggravated robbery charge, $1,500 on the failure to identify count and no bond on the warrant, which apparently involves a November 2018 misdemeanor theft charge from the Hunt County Court At Law No. 2.
Greenville Police Department Lieutenant Adam J. Phillips said Lozano’s arrest was in reference to an incident which was reported at around 11:50 p.m. Wednesday near the American Legion Post 17 at 4509 Moulton Street. No additional details were immediately available.
Lozano is scheduled to appear this morning on the robbery charge before 196th District Court Judge Andrew Bench, who may decide to appoint an attorney to represent Lozano.
Aggravated robbery is a first degree felony, punishable by a maximum sentence upon conviction of from five to 99 years to life in prison and an optional fine of up to $10,000.
Hunt County has seen a rash of armed robbery offenses in the past 10 days.
Two men, James Cadle and Calvin Burnett, are being held in the jail on aggravated robbery charges in connection with a July 31 incident in Comerce.
Quincey Washington and Braxton Murpny are being held in the jail on aggravated robbery charges involving an Aug. 1 incident in Commerce.
Cameron Minger and Ronald Brown are being held on aggravated robbery charges in connection with an Aug. 3 incident in Commerce, with a possible third suspect being sought in connection with the case.
Cadle and Brown are also scheduled to appear in the 196th District Court this morning.
None of the suspects have been indicted in connection with their respective cases.
The Hunt County grand jury is scheduled to meet next on Aug. 23.