Two suspects in Monday bank robbery arrested four miles from crime scene

Two suspects in Monday bank robbery arrested four miles from crime scene

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - All three suspects in a Monday afternoon bank robbery in Longview are in jail tonight.


Last night, deputies arrested 30-year-old Christian Ponce on Campbell Road in northern Gregg County, four miles from where investigators say he and two other people robbed an Austin Bank branch on Highway 259. His sister, 18-year-old Hannah Ponce and a Kilgore man, 22-year-old Broderick Pippins, are also in the Gregg County Jail on $100,000 bond.

Hannah Ponce was arrested at 9:32 Wednesday morning at Longview Regional Medical Center. Pippins was arrested at his home in the 700 block of Hillcrest Road in Kilgore at about 5 Wednesday afternoon.

Update: According to her arrest warrant, Hannah Ponce told investigators that a fourth person was involved in Monday's robbery.
We asked a spokesman for the sheriff's office for comment, but he declined.



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