A 17-year-old male, who is accused of pulling a gun on a Denison man in October of 2013, was arrested Thursday in Los Angeles.

A 17-year-old male, who is accused of pulling a gun on a Denison man in October of 2013, was arrested Thursday in Los Angeles.


Armond Lamont Redd, 17, was arrested by members of the Pacific Regional Task Force on a Texas warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon originating in Grayson County, Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown said in a written statement. Brown announced Monday that the arrest came after collaboration between the Denison Police Department, the Grayson County District Attorney’s Office and the United States Marshal Service.


On Oct. 1, Denison police officers responded to a house in the 600 block of Sears Street where a 51-year-old man told officers he had approached the house to retrieve some of his belongings. The man had formerly lived in the house and had moved out recently, but had left items in the residence. At the front door, the man was met by a young, heavily tattooed man he knew as "Armond." The man told police he knew Armond was a nephew of another resident in the house. After asking to retrieve his property, Armond allegedly pulled a black and silver revolver, pointed it at him and told the man he was going to kill him, the statement says. The man fled and called police.


Denison police responded to the scene and found a young man matching the description of the suspect in the yard. The man denied to officers that he had pointed a gun. As Sgt. Clayton Pyles and the man were talking, Officer R.D. Carney saw a black and silver revolver hidden near the front door of the house, said the statement from Brown. When the man saw Carney recover the weapon, he ran from the scene and officers were unable to locate him. Residents of the house were uncooperative in identifying the suspect, says Brown’s statement. However, an investigation by Detective John Watt identified the man as Armond Redd. Watt was able to identify Redd from photographs that Redd had posted to the Internet showing his multiple distinguishing tattoos, including facial tattoos, that officers had noted at the scene.


The Denison Police Department issued a warrant for Redd’s arrest. Then, members of the Joint East Texas Fugitive Apprehension Task Force, made up of deputy U.S. marshals, investigators from the Grayson County District Attorney’s Office and local law enforcement agencies tracked Redd to Los Angeles. There, Redd has a lengthy juvenile criminal history and was as a member of the Fruit City Brims, a part of the Los Angeles Bloods criminal street gang, says Brown’s statement. Redd’s warrant was passed to the Pacific Southwest Regional Task Force, and Redd was arrested without incident.


"We are very glad to get this suspect arrested," Brown said. "The law enforcement agencies really came together to make sure this guy, who is undoubtedly more dangerous than the typical criminals in our area, was taken off the streets. The Denison Police Department worked hard to get him identified, and we really appreciate the U.S. Marshals helping us get him found and arrested."


Redd is currently being held in the Los Angeles County Jail, awaiting transport back to Grayson County. When Redd arrives in Grayson County his case will be presented to a Grand Jury, Brown said. Redd is expected to be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.