KPD Arrest Internet Dating Suspects

Killeen Police Arrest Internet Dating Suspects.

Killeen Police received a 911 call in reference to an Aggravated Robbery of an individual on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at 7:26 a.m. at the Econo Lodge located at 606 E. Central Texas Expressway.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they met with the victim who indicated that he had arranged a meeting with a woman through an online dating website.   He reported that upon entering the woman’s motel room, he was confronted by a black male armed with a handgun and robbed at gunpoint.

Officers and detectives were able to locate the suspects in the motel room.  18 year-old Carletra Agnie Suggs and 22 year-old Dwayne Preston Williams, both of Killeen, were subsequently arrested and taken to the Killeen City Jail.  The case was presented to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and warrants issued charging both suspects with Aggravated Robbery with a Deadly Weapon.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke arraigned both suspects and set their bond at $100,000 each.

The Killeen Police Department would like to remind the community about the dangers of meeting unknown subjects from the internet in remote locations.

A few tips regarding meeting strangers for sales and dating include:

  1. Trust your instincts. If it sounds too good to be true, it normally is.
  2. In the case of sales, don’t go alone.
  3. Insist on meeting at a public place such as the KPD Safe Exchange Zone.
  4. Do not meet in a secluded area.
  5. Do not invite strangers into your home, and do not go to theirs.
  6. Be cautious when buying/selling high value items.
  7. Perform the transaction during daylight hours.
  8. Tell a friend or family member about your intentions and where you will be.
  9. Take your mobile phone with you.

This warning is not necessarily directed at legitimate dating websites, although common sense and caution should always be exercised when meeting a stranger for the first time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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