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2 Longview men jailed after robbery

By by Sarah Thomas sthomas@news-journal.com
June 5, 2013 at 11 p.m.


Two Longview men were jailed Wednesday after police accused one of holding up a store late Tuesday and the other of driving the getaway car.

Police said Colden Jawahn Tinsley, 23, waited in a maroon Chevrolet Caprice about 11:30 p.m. outside the store in the 300 block of Mobberly Avenue while Brian Antell Burns, with a bandanna hiding his face, pulled off the robbery.

Police said Burns, 19, went into the store, struck the victim with a pistol and took about $550, a laptop, pistol and cigarettes. The victim was not identified.

Responding to the robbery call, officers nearby spotted the suspect vehicle near the intersection of Cotton Street and Clover Lane and began following east on Cotton Street, according to their report filed in the office of Justice of the Peace Pct. 1. B. H. Jameson.

As the suspects approached Twelfth Street, police said Burns bailed out of the car running toward Gay Street.

He was overtaken in a field just north of Cotton Street. Officers said they recovered $557 cash in Burns' right front pocket.

They reported searching the Caprice to find the pistol used in the holdup as well as the one stolen.

Tinsley is being held in the Gregg County Jail on bonds totaling $51,000 on charges of aggravated robbery and possession of marijuana.

Jail records show he also is being held on fines totaling $1,358 for warrants that include expired motor vehicle inspection, speeding and failure to maintain financial responsibility.

Burns is being held in the Gregg County Jail on bonds totaling $55,000 on charges of aggravated robbery, evading arrest detention and resisting search or transport.

Jail records show he also in being held in on fines totaling $3,050 for warrants that include three charges of driving with no driver's license, failure to give information, failure to maintain financial responsibility and no seatbelt on a child under eight years old.

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