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Central Texas store clerk arrested for allegedly plotting robbery, second suspect at large

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Posted at 5:57 PM, Nov 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-29 21:42:52-05

The Bosque County Sheriff's Office has arrested a store employee for allegedly plotting a robbery, and is searching for the second fugitive at large.

According to Sheriff Hendricks, at about 8:20 p.m. on Saturday a man wearing a mask and a black hoodie entered the Lake Stop convenience store in Laguna Park. Hendricks said the suspect then approached the cashier counter and demanded the store's "bank bag."

Through the investigation, deputies determined that it was a plotted robbery conducted by an employee of the store and the suspect who carried out the robbery.
- Bosque County Sheriff's Office

Deputies have arrested Tara Johanning, a store clerk, who is now charged criminal conspiracy to commit robbery, a 3rd-degree felony.

Investigators are still searching for the suspect that carried out the robbery, Carlos Brown Maeso, who is described to be a Hispanic male with distinguishing tattoos.

Maeso is currently a fugitive at large, with an outstanding warrant, and is known to frequent Waco the Laguna Park area, according to the sheriff's office.

Anyone with information about Maeso’s whereabouts is asked to call (254) 435-2363. Callers may remain anonymous.

The sheriff's office said it will charge and arrest anyone assisting Maeso in eluding arrest.