After receiving a call about noon on Wednesday, multiple Smith County deputies and detectives arrived at a convenience store in the 4800 block of County Road 376 in search of a male who allegedly robbed the store at knifepoint.

A Hispanic male, whose name is being held, entered a LaMexicana Convenience Store and demanded money from the store clerk holding a knife, according to Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith. The man left the store with an undisclosed amount of money and a pack of cigarettes.

Shortly after deputies arrived on scene, he was located in the 4800 block of Lucky Avenue in the Morningside neighborhood. He was taken into custody and is being held in the Smith County Jail with a charge of aggravated robbery.

Authorities said his name is being withheld until he goes before a magistrate.

Should anyone have information related to this or any other crimes, please contact the Smith County Sheriff's Office at 903-566-6600.


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