2 busted, 1 charged after attempt to rob local H-E-B at knifepoint

Walter Joe Everett. (Jail photo)
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GATESVILLE, Texas (KWTX) One of the two men taken into custody after an attempt Thursday to rob the attendant of the gas kiosk of the Gatesville H-E-B store remained in the Coryell County Jail Friday.

Walter Joe Everett, 30, is charged with deadly conduct.

Gatesville police Chief Nathan Gholke said Thursday morning a clerk reported that a man walked up to the outside kiosk at the store at Main Street and Lutterloh Avenue armed with a large hunting knife, and said “This is a robbery.”

The knife-wielding man left the gas station as a passenger in a black Ford F-150 pickup truck without any cash.

The two men drove away from the store at mid-morning as police were broadcasting a bulletin to watch out for a specific type of vehicle.

A short time later Valley Mills police, assisted by Clifton police and deputies from the Bosque County Sheriff’s Office located the suspects’ vehicle on State Highway 6, stopped it and confirmed the occupants fit the description of the two men and placed them under arrest.

Police discovered a large knife inside the vehicle which they believe was the weapon used in the threat.

The driver of the truck was later released from custody without charges, but Everett was arrested and charged.