One of the suspects in the fatal robbery of a local Conoco gas station in January has been indicted by a Smith County Grand Jury on a capital murder charge.
Dameon Mosley, 25, of Tyler, is in Smith County jail being held on a $1 million bond.
Billy Dale Stacks, 62, of Tyler, was working at the Conoco gas station at 3319 NNE Loop 323 on Jan. 28 as a clerk when the store was robbed. Officials said Stacks sustained gunshot wounds to his head and shoulder and later died from his injuries.
Mosley’s codefendants Lamarcus Hannah, 32, and Kedarias Oliver, 23, also are at the Smith County Jail facing aggravated robbery charges for their suspected roles in the incident. They both have bonds set at $1 million.
According to an arrest warrant affidavit, law enforcement officials were able to track down the owner of the abandoned vehicle involved in the incident, who said they sold it to Mosley. During a search of the vehicle, officials said they found the same type of ammunition that was used to kill Stacks.
When Mosley was contacted over the phone and confronted with the words, “Smith County has your Dodge Avenger,” according to the affidavit, he responded with, “I loaned my car to a friend of mine named Lamarcus Hannah.”
When contacted, Hannah agreed to an interview with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office and admitted to driving the vehicle, according to the affidavit. The document further states that Hannah said he was with Mosley and an unknown friend of his during the morning of the robbery.
Hannah said Mosley and his friend left him at the friend’s house and Mosley’s friend later returned saying they needed to pick up Mosely in the Avenger.
They drove to an area behind the Conoco and Hannah said Mosley got into the vehicle instructing him to “floor it,” according to the affidavit. Hannah said he didn’t stop when being pursued by law enforcement officials because he was scared, and Mosley had a gun.