Whitehouse football star Patrick Mahomes, who recently was drafted to the Kansas City Chiefs, was reportedly robbed in Tyler on Friday. 

According to the Smith County Sheriff's Office, Mahomes was among four people who reported being robbed by someone they believed was armed with a handgun.

Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Sgt. Darrell Coslin said deputies were dispatched to the 8800 block of Mansion Creek Circle, where victims said they were in the driveway when a vehicle pulled in behind them. They said a man approached them, demanded property and gestured as if he was carrying a handgun in his waistband, according to a press release from the Sheriff's Office. 

"I can't really get into the details," Mahomes said. "I'm just glad me and my friends are safe and the cops got the suspects."

The sheriff's office said deputies were able to locate the vehicle on County Road 273 and Malisa Circle and identify the vehicle occupants as 34-year-old Michael Blake Pinkerton and 58-year-old Billy Rae Johnson.

Coslin said deputies recovered property from the vehicle that was taken during the robbery, and the men were arrested on multiple charges including aggravated robbery.

According to Smith County judicial records Johnson was arrested for tampering and fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair and two counts of possession of a controlled substance and is being held on a $6,000 bond.

Pinkerton was booked into the Smith County jail shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday for aggravated robbery and is being held on $50,000 bond. Pinkerton has a long criminal record in Smith County dating back to 2007.

Smith County Sheriff's Office plans to host a press conference at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Smith County Sheriff's Administration building at 227 N. Spring Avenue in Tyler. 




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