By Scott Harvey
Emory – Acting on a news tip, KETR has confirmed the arrest of a Dallas man following a robbery attempt in Emory Thursday morning.
46-year-old Freddy Chriss is alleged to have robbed the 1st National Bank at around at around 11:20 a.m. Chris fled the scene and was spotted driving a red sedan, reportedly heading north on Highway 69.
According to Lieutenant Brian Alford with the Hunt County Sheriff's Office, units set up on Highway 69 near Lone Oak awaiting Chriss. As the suspect vehicle approached, a chase ensued with the help of Hunt County Sheriff's officers, the Texas Department of Public Safety and Lone Oak Police, who pursued the vehicle north on 69.
Chriss wrecked out around the 2400 block of Highway 69 just south of Greenville. He was arraigned at the Hunt County Detention Center, where bond was set at $500,000 on an aggravated robbery charge. He has since been turned over to Emory PD to be retained at the Rains County Jail.
The cash from the robbery was recovered and turned over to Emory PD for investigation.
There were no immediate reports of injuries sustained, if any, during the course of the robbery or pursuit.