TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:
- Dallas murder suspect Latwon Latrell Goff was arrested in Tulsa
- FOX23 reported the search for Goff began in February
- He pleaded guilty to robbery, larceny and concealed weapons charges in 2015
- As a youthful offender, he went to live in Texas afterward
- He was named a suspect in a robbery and murder committed in Dallas on Feb. 20
- Goff was allegedly involved in two Wednesday morning robberies
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A Dallas murder suspect returned to police custody after an alleged string of crimes and a short police chase.
Officers began searching for Latwon Latrell Goff in Tulsa after a robbery in which he reportedly shot Jason Ali Edwards Feb. 20 in Dallas.
Goff previously lived in Tulsa until release from a 2015 guilty plea to robbery, larceny and concealed weapons charges in 2015. His charges were dropped in June 2016.
Documents state a judge made that decision based on good behavior during his time in a juvenile treatment facility.
Tulsa robbery sergeant Brandon Watkins says he feels badly for the murder victim’s family, and Tulsa County DA Steve Kunzweiler agreed saying, “Assuming Goff is responsible for the homicide in Texas, it’s clear that the Oklahoma Court System failed that victim’s family.”
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Police say Goff is likely connected to an incident that happened early Wednesday morning, when a donut shop robbery sent police to the Daylight Donuts on South Peoria. There, officers learned somebody held a gun to two children, telling them to shut up before demanding cash from the store.
Later, the same robber allegedly hit a Subway near 58th and Lewis. Officers chased that suspect to 57th and Riverside.
FOX23 learned Goff went into police custody Wednesday.
Investigators say Goff is also connected to a Walgreen's robbery from December 2016.
Following his arrest, Tulsa police told FOX23 Goff admitted to several robberies in Tulsa, including a robbery committed just four hours after his release.
Police say they believe Goff could be a part of a recent restaurant robbery ring.
They say they talked with him about a lot of the restaurant robberies and that they will most likely be adding several more robbery complaints in the coming days.
Police believe other members of that group have been hiding Goff since he has been wanted for that Dallas murder.
They say they will be checking to see if Goff fits the description of any recent unsolved murders here.
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