Jewelry store owner shoots suspects after robbery attempt

TASCOCITA, Texas (KTRK) — Delton Hayes looked out on the showroom of his jewelry store that was transformed in a matter of seconds by a 4 person robbery crew.

In the end, the store owner got the last laugh, despite the damage.

Mid-afternoon, a man tugged at the front door of the store, which is controlled by a security buzzer.

“I’m the one who buzzed him in,” said employee Deana Henson. “When he opened the door, and stuck his foot there, and was on the phone, I knew something was wrong.”

Moments later, four robbers masked with bandanas rushed the store and hammered away at the glass showcase.

What they didn’t know was that Hayes was watching from the office, behind a one-way mirror.

“They were smashing the cases, but they stopped as soon as I started shooting,” he said.

Surveillance video shows them entering, reaching into the jewelry case, and then running for their lives out the door.


Deputies investigating robbery, shooting in Stark County

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PARIS TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WJW) – The Stark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery that involved a shooting.

According to Sheriff George T. Maier, deputies were called to the 14000 block of Lincoln Street SE in Paris Township on Friday around 2:21 p.m.

A 22-year-old Paris Township man was being robbed by two men.

Authorities say the victim did shoot one of the suspects before they fled the scene. The suspect who was shot was taken to Mercy Medical Center where he is being treated for his injuries.

The second suspect, Caleb Alan Pugh, 22, of New Philadelphia, was arrested and taken to Stark County Jail. He faces charges of robbery and felonious assault.

Officials say the robbery victim also suffered what is believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was transported to Aultman Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.