On March 12th, 2019, at approximately 2:30 a.m., the Hunt County Sheriff’s Department and the Caddo Mills Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call of a robbery that had just occurred at the Shell gas station located at Interstate 30 and FM 1903.
According to a release by Caddo Mills Chief of Police Kimber Collier, the witness to the robbery stated the suspect was a white male and was wearing a baseball cap. He approached the witness and told him he was being robbed while gesturing in a manner that led the witness to believe he was armed. The suspect took the money in the cash register and left. There were no injuries sustained by any party during the robbery.
Initial investigations determined the suspect left in a dark-colored Dodge Magnum and headed towards Greenville, Texas. Both Hunt County Sheriff’s Office and Caddo Mills Police Department searched the area for the vehicle but were unable to locate it at that time. Greenville Police Department was also notified of the information and checked locations in their city for any vehicle matching the description.
After actively investigating this offense, and with the help of the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office, a suspect was identified as Jason Lynn Day, of Greenville, Texas. Day has multiple arrests and convictions for crimes in Hunt County, including Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer, Drug Possession, multiple burglaries, injury to a child/elderly, assault and theft. His criminal history dates back to 1995.
Caddo Mills Police Chief Kimber Collier told EgreenvilleExtra that Day was taken into custody by the Carthage Police Department late Thursday evening, and is booked in the Panola County Detention Center. Day is expected to be transferred to Hunt County Detention Center soon.