Good Dog! K9 Tip in Nacogdoches Leads to Arrest of Fugitives
👮♂️Nacogdoches Police Make Traffic Stop in Highway 59 construction zone
👮♂️A search of their vehicle reveals over $100,000 in a duffel bag
👮♂️Two arrested in connection with Indianapolis armed robbery
According to a press release from the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office, two individuals wanted in connection to an armed robbery in Indiana were arrested during a traffic stop in Nacogdoches on Friday, July 14.
Rodney Earl Curry, 37, and Christopher Anthoine Hollians, 39, both of Houston, Texas, were arrested on felony money laundering charges after they were found in possession of a large amount of currency during a traffic stop along the Highway 59 construction zone.
Deputies were alerted that federal authorities were searching for a 2022 Toyota SUV used in the commission of an armed robbery in Indianapolis. Officers spotted the vehicle traveling southbound along U.S. 59. The vehicle was clocked traveling above the posted speed limit, and was stopped near the intersection of U.S. 59 and Old Lufkin Road.
Curry, who was driving, denied deputies’ request to search the vehicle, at which point a K9 was requested, and the Garrison Police Department responded. The dog alerted on the vehicle (good dog), at which point deputies initiated a search.
During the search of the vehicle, more than $100,000 was discovered in a duffle bag. Both men were taken into custody on third-degree felony charges of money laundering, though additional federal charges are expected to be filed in this case.
The money has been released to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which has taken over the investigation.