Arrest made in robberies that led to manhunt

By Caty Hirst
City Editor

Exactly a week after the campus manhunt involving two men suspected of local robberies, police in Dallas arrested the suspect at large Tuesday night.

Vernon Ray Hart, 19, was arrested and is being held in a Dallas jail.

On Jan. 17, a Cash Store at 1517 N. Interstate 35 Access Road in Bellmead was robbed at gunpoint by two men, according to the Bellmead Police Department.

The two men were later seen fleeing toward Baylor’s campus in the early morning of Jan. 18, with Waco police in pursuit.

Suspect Sammie Jerome Antonio Jackson, an 18-year-old from Dallas, was arrested Jan. 18 and charged with aggravated assault.

The McLennan County Jail official would not release information on whether Jackson was still being held.

The Lariat was referred to the 54th District Court, where an official would not release the information because the cases have not been filed and the information is not public record.