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June 13, 2014

Two additional suspects arrested for robbery, attack of Nome woman

BEAUMONT — Two more suspects have been arrested in connection with the May 16 home invasion robbery of an 81-year-old Nome woman.

Marcom Dwayne Stagg, 25, and Thomas Christopher Stagg, 26, both of Beaumont, were identified as suspects in the crime. They are currently in custody at the Jefferson County Correctional Facility. Bond has been set at $100,000 for each man, according to a press release from Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Rod Carroll.

The men, he added, are brothers.

A third suspect, Byron Earl Bush, 34, of Beaumont, reportedly exchanged gunfire with law enforcement on May 22 as deputies were conducting a follow-up investigation to the Nome robbery at Stone Hurst Apartments, 1650 East Lucas in Beaumont.

Bush received a gunshot wound to the abdomen and one to the upper thigh. Neither of the injuries were life threatening and Bush was transported to Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth in Beaumont to recover from his wounds.

He is charged with attempted capital murder of a peace officer. Bond is set at $500,000.

Between April and May there were at least four robbery assaults on elderly individuals in the Golden Triangle area. In some of the instances, the suspects followed the victims home, then ambushed them in their garage or driveway.

Preston Joseph Robertson, also known as Preston Joseph Robinson, 42, is a suspect in the April 1 aggravated robbery of a 73-year-old man in Beaumont,  aggravated robbery of an 83-year-old man in Orange on May 8 and the May 9 aggravated robbery of an 83-year-old man in Nederland.

Robertson was arrested by the Joint East Texas Fugitive Apprehension Task Force at a residence on North 3rd Street in Orange on May 27 for a Beaumont Police Department aggravated robbery warrant, according to a press release from BPD.

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