Killeen Police Seek Fugitive – Update

Efrem Trevon Edwards turned himself into the Killeen Police Department today, January 17, 2014; he is currently in the Killeen City Jail awaiting arraignment.

The Killeen Police Department would like to thank everyone for their assistance.

Killeen Police have arrested four individuals who were wanted for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, they are now asking for your help finding the fifth man who is also wanted for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity.

Detectives have been investigating numerous incidents involving Thefts, Robberies and Aggravated Robberies during the months of September, October and November 2013. These incidents were also occurring in Harker Heights involving the same ring of suspects. The suspects involved would ask to use the victim’s phone; they would either flee with the phone or take it by force. They would then pawn the phones for money.

Detectives began linking cases together and identified fourteen cases in Killeen involving these same suspects. These cases were reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and complaints were returned charging 20 year old Latharian Devante Merritt, 20 year old Taimane Leialoha-ann Timarky, 21 year old Blake Allen Wilson, 18 year old Damani Tequan Johnson and 18 year old Efrem Trevon Edwards, with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity and warrants were issued for each of their arrests. Merritt, Timarky, Wilson and Johnson have all been taken into custody but Efrem Trevon Edwards continues to elude officers.

Efrem Trevon Edwards

Efrem Trevon Edwards

Efrem Trevon Edwards is described as an 18 year old black male; he is 5’7” tall and weighs approximately 135 pounds. He has Mohawk style black hair and brown eyes.

If anyone knows Edwards whereabouts they are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS (8477), go online at or text BELLCO along with the tip to 274637. Text HELP for help with the tip or text STOP to stop the tip; message and data rates may apply. All information is confidential and you can remain anonymous, if your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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