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KPD seek man wanted for organized crime

Killeen Police Department
POSTED: Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 6:00pm
UPDATED: Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 10:51pm

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 involved in the crime.

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 andwarrants 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. Edwards is described as an 18-year-old black male standing 5’7” tall and weighing 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. 


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