Suspect arrested in Red Oak Mart armed robbery

Photo courtesy Ellis County Sheriff's Office.
Jaden Austin Grubbs, 18, of Red Oak was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery relating to the January 7, 2018 armed robbery of Red Oak Mart on State Highway 342 in Red Oak.

RED OAK — A suspect in the Jan. 7, 2018 Red Oak Mart armed robbery has been arrested and provided a full confession.

On Jan. 7 at 10:28 p.m., Red Oak Police Department personnel were dispatched to the Red Oak Mart located at 235 N. State Highway 342 in regard to a robbery that had just occurred.

The on-duty dispatcher advised that the reporting person informed them that a white male subject carrying a "long rifle" had just robbed them and ran off.

The suspect was described as a white male, 5'6-5'10, weighing 125-150 lbs and was last seen wearing all black with a black hood and orange hat, white t-shirt and a mask. The suspect took the cash from the register and the clerk's wallet and fled.

Red Oak Police Department personnel deployed an on-duty canine unit and tracked the suspect to a general location which led to the identification of a person of interest.

Upon further investigation, an interview with the person of interest led to a full confession and the recovery of the victim's wallet and weapon used by the defendant.

The Red Oak Police Department Criminal Investigation Division identified the defendant as 18-year-old Jaden Austin Grubbs of Red Oak.

Grubbs was arrested and charged on Jan. 10 with one count of aggravated robbery in connection with the Jan. 7 robbery. He is currently being held at the Wayne McCollum Detention Center on a $150,000 bond.