Brother and Sister Crime Duo Caught and Facing Multiple Felony Charges
A 2017 Ford Focus that served as a getaway car after an alleged robbery is wrecked on the south-bound side of 59 just north of the Livingston City Limits (pictured are Deputy Rey Davalos (L), Corporal Mark Dubose, and Officer Albert Richard (background)).
Brother and Sister Crime Duo Caught After Alleged Diboll Robbery, LIVINGSTON, May 9, 2018 - Shortly before 10 am on May 9, 2018, an attempt to locate was put out from Diboll regarding a black car that was south-bound on 59. The car was a black 2017 Ford Focus and was being driven by suspects who had allegedly just robbed a Dollar General Store in Diboll. Officer Celestino Molina, with Corrigan Police Department spotted the car and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The driver opted to evade. The chase was on and headed south of 59. All available units were alerted by radio. Trooper Colton McQuilkin with the Texas Highway Patrol set up spikes on 59 at Wills Creek and successfully spiked the vehicle's two front tires and one rear tire. The spiked tires caused the car to crash into the center median (near Livingston VFW Hall). Corporal Mark Dubose with the Polk County Sheriff's Office was right there when the car crashed. Corporal Dubose quickly exited his vehicle and removed the driver, Anthony William Slaton, 33, of Houston. Slaton was cuffed without incident. Slaton's older sister, Brandi Nichole Slaton, 35, of Houston was also cuffed and loaded into a unit.
It Gets Worse...
Officer Albert Richard with Corrigan Police Department inventoried the vehicle and found a baggy of methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana. Both Slatons were transported to Polk County Jail and are likely facing a slew of charges from Polk County and Angelina County including robbery, evasion in a vehicle, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. Slaton's vehicle was towed by LakeView Wrecker and will be stored in Livingston.
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Deputy Rey Davalos escorts 33 year old Anthony William Slaton, of Houston, to a unit to be transported to Polk County Jail.
Older sister: 35 year old Brandi Nichole Slaton, of Houston, answers questions from Deputy Victor White.
Trooper Colton McQuilkin (kneeling) checks out his spikes after successfully spiking 3 of the car's 4 tires. Trooper McQuilkin's successful spike ultimately ended the chase. Also pictured are Corporal Ramey Bass (standing) and Trooper Donny Akers (background).
The spikes act as large syringes that break off into the tire and let all the air out (this is one of the tires that was spiked by McQuilkin).
Officer Albert Richard with Corrigan PD, inventoried the vehicle and found a bag of methamphetamine.
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