2 men indicted for armed robberies of Metro by T-Mobile stores

Metro PCS robbery (Source: KCBD)
Metro PCS robbery (Source: KCBD)
Updated: Jun. 11, 2019 at 3:40 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - A Lubbock County grand jury has indicted two Lubbock men for multiple aggravated robberies, focusing on robberies of two Metro by T-Mobile stores on May 14, 2019.

Joseph Lee Jackson, 26. (Lubbock County Detention Center)
Joseph Lee Jackson, 26. (Lubbock County Detention Center)

The Metro by T-Mobile at 4921 34th Street was robbed at 10 a.m. and the Metro by T-Mobile at 7412 University Ave. was robbed at 11:15 a.m. the same day.

Byron Jermor Whitfield
Byron Jermor Whitfield(Lubbock County Detention Center (custom credit))

Joseph Lee Jackson and Byron Whitfield were both arrested in connection with the robberies.

According to the arrest warrant, there have been several robberies since October 2018 involving cell phone stores and a liquor store with similar suspects described.

The arrest warrant also says at both Metro by T-Mobile robberies, the suspect displayed a weapon, demanded money from the registers and the safe.

Police now believe Jackson was the gunman that held up two Metro by T-Mobile stores and that Byron Whitfield acted as Jackson’s getaway driver.

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Jackson and Whitfield remain in the Lubbock County Detention Center on bonds totalling $100,000 in the Aggravated Robbery cases. Jackson is also held on previous warrants for Burglary of a Habitation and Failure to Stop and Render Aid adding an addition $40,000 to his bond.

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