Suspect captured in man hunt
FERRIS - An aggravated robbery caused a man hunt for several local law enforcement agencies the evening of Thursday, June 2.
According to Ferris Police Chief Sam Love, Ferris police received a report of an aggravated robbery at 7:43 p.m. that three black males driving a white Ford Crown Victoria had robbed a woman at the Ferris Ag Barn on North Central Street.
“The men targeted a woman and her son, who was feeding his animals at the Ferris Ag Barn, asked for her money and purse or they were going to shoot and kill her,” said Love.
No display of a weapon was ever shown but the suspects did get away with the unidentified woman’s purse, cellphone and car keys.
While the victim was on the phone with dispatch, Ferris Officer Ernesto Fierro saw the car northbound on the I-45 service road at the water tower and stopped it near the Dallas/Ellis County line.
One of the suspects got out of the car and ran on foot, causing the man hunt to begin.
Agencies from Ferris, Wilmer and Garrett Police Departments, as well as the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office and K-9 Unit assisted in the ground search, with The Texas Department of Public Safety covering aerial search.
After several minutes of searching, shortly after 9 p.m., the K-9 unit found the suspect hidden under the Ten Mile Creek Bridge.
“I appreciate all the involvement and response to our man hunt here from the different agencies,” said Love shortly after the man was captured.
Lynn Rickey Zachery, 32, Antoine Germaine Weber, 32 and Broderick Laroy Brown, 20, all of Dallas, were arrested and taken into custody.