An Ellis County grand jury indicted Glenn Heights resident Darryl Lynn Smith, 54, on Dec. 18, 2014 of aggravated robbery. The charge is in connection with a robbery of the Texas Car Title and Payday Loan that took place June 4, 2014.
Multiple officers responded to the 800 block of Ferris Ave at 10:09 a.m. in reference to a robbery, but were unable to locate the suspect, according to affidavit for arrest warrant from the Waxahachie Police Department.
Officer James Taylor interviewed an employee who advised him that the suspect was a black male wearing a black and gray Dallas Mavericks hat, Ray Ban reflective aviator style sunglasses, a green Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki jersey, blue jeans and black tennis shoes. The employee told Taylor that the suspect was slender, in his late 30s and headed south after leaving the building, as stated in the affidavit.
The man asked about the process to acquire a loan of $5,000, the employee told Taylor. When the employee told him this type of loan would not be possible because they did keep that amount of cash on hand, the man pulled a pistol from the waist of his jeans and demanded money, Taylor recorded in the report. The employee placed money inside a blue bag while being held at gunpoint.
As the man was leaving, he advised the employee to wait five minutes and not to move, then he attempted to wipe his fingerprints off the door handle, Taylor reported. The man left with about $149 in cash.
During the course of the investigation Mansfield Police Detective Patrick Knotts contacted Waxahachie police on June 11. Knotts was investigating a separate robbery case in which Smith was also a person of interest.
During the interview, Smith admitted to Knotts that he had robbed 10 different check-cashing businesses since February 2013. According to the affidavit, the last place Smith admitted to robbing was the Texas Car Title and Payday Loan in Waxahachie during his interview with Knotts.
Mansfield police executed a search warrant on Smith’s residence in Glenn Heights and recovered a black BB gun located inside a blue bag, according to the affidavit. Both the gun and the bag matched the description of items used in the Waxahachie robbery. The Waxahachie Police Department arrested Smith on June 13.
According to the indictment Smith allegedly threatened the victim to place fear of imminent bodily injury by exhibiting a deadly weapon while allegedly committing the offense of theft of property.
Since his arrest, Smith has bonded out of the Wayne McCollum Detention Center.