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Athens PD makes arrest in murder on Robbins Road

ATHENS, June 19, 2014-- Athens Police have reported the arrest of one person related to the June 8th murder of Cedrick Collins.

 On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, Raheem Mark Miller, 18, of Athens, was arrested on a Capital Murder warrant and booked into the Henderson County Justice Center. Bond on Miller has been set at two million dollars ($2,000,000).

Collins, 23, of Malakoff, was found lying beside his vehicle in the 700 Block of Robbins Road on June 8, with what appeared to be a gunshot wound. Collins was transported to the local hospital and died a short time later.

Based on information developed during the investigation, Collins was shot during the course of being robbed. Detective Adam Parkins obtained an arrest warrant for Miller for the offense of Capital Murder.

Athens police detectives, with the assistance of the Henderson County District Attorney’s Office and the Texas Rangers, continue to investigate this crime. Additional arrests in the case are expected.

Anyone with information relating to this crime is encouraged to contact Detective Parkins at 903-675-5454. Tips can also be reported to the Henderson County Crime Stoppers by calling 800-545-8477, or online at www.hccstips.com.

 

Original Story

ATHENS, June 9, 2014-- At approximately 1:00 p.m., on Sunday, the Athens Police Department responded to a shooting in the 700 Block of Robbins Road. Upon arrival at the scene, officers found Cedrick Alvin Collins, 23, of Malakoff, lying on the ground beside his vehicle with what appeared to be a gunshot wound.

At least one witness in the area reported hearing gunshots and seeing two subjects fleeing the area on foot, northwest on Robbins Road. The fleeing subjects appeared to be black males; one with light skin tone and one with darker skin tone.

Collins was transported by ambulance to East Texas Medical Center-Athens where he died a short time later. Henderson County Justice of the Peace Randy Daniel conducted an inquest and ordered Collins’ body sent to the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy.

Athens police detectives, with the assistance of the Henderson County District Attorney’s Office and the Texas Rangers, are conducting the investigation. Collins’ vehicle and its contents are being processed for evidence. At this time, it is unknown if the subjects fleeing the vicinity are directly related to the shooting. However, it is believed that the two subjects were known by Collins.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Adam Parkins at 903-675-5454.Tips can also be reported to the Henderson County Crime Stoppers by calling 800-545-8477, or online at www.hccstips.com.

Click below to hear this report by Henderson County Sheriff's Sgt. Bryan Barnhart.

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