(From a Lufkin PD Press Release)

A man jailed Thursday on a warrant for an unrelated crime has been identified as the suspect in the Sunday night robbery of Subway on Champions Drive.


A warrant for aggravated robbery was served Thursday evening to 47-year-old George Ray Holmes at the Angelina County Jail. Holmes was arrested around 1:30 a.m. Thursday on a warrant for evading arrest following an investigation into a stolen vehicle. The vehicle – a 1991 blue Buick – matched the description of one seen leaving Subway Sunday night on surveillance video.

An officer patrolling Fourth Street late Wednesday night spotted the vehicle, driven by a black male in a white shirt, and attempted to make a traffic stop. By the time the officer turned around, the man had abandoned the car, leaving the driver’s-side door open. The officer noticed a pair of slippers stuck in the mud nearby. Hours later, another officer saw a black male wearing a white shirt and no shoes walking along Timberland Drive. The officer stopped the man, later identified as Holmes, and found that he had a warrant for evading arrest.

A search of the stolen vehicle uncovered a pair of gloves – one with a revolver inside. During the robbery, Holmes allegedly concealed the gun inside what the teenage worker described as a sock after giving her a note that read “Give me all the money in the register or I will kill you, then kill myself because I’m not going back to prison.”

Holmes remained in the Angelina County Jail Friday morning. As of 9 a.m., his bond had not been set.