Mercedes Police Chief: Investigator Recognized Suspect from Previous Place of Employment

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MERCEDES – Mercedes police have arrested a third suspect involved in two Rio Grande Valley robberies.

Chief Dagoberto Chavez said one of his investigators used to work as a resource officer for Mercedes Independent School District and he recognized the suspect from a surveillance video.

The suspect, 18-year-old Ernest Sigala, was a student at the same time the officer worked for the district.

The police chief says Sigala was arrested earlier this month in connection to another case.

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