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Baird man, 29, arrested after allegedly robbing man at Abilene Family Dollar store

By Ariana Garza, Weekend Anchor/Crime & Courts Reporter, agarza@ktxs.com
Published On: Aug 23 2013 02:35:47 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 23 2013 03:51:17 PM CDT
Derek Casey
ABILENE, Texas -

A 29-year-old Baird man is behind bars after allegedly robbing a man of hundreds of dollars.

Derek Casey was arrested Wednesday night in north Abilene after police say he confronted the victim at the Family Dollar Store on Grape Street and took more than $700.

According to police, Casey allegedly had a loaded gun in his car, even though he’s a convicted felon, when he was pulled over.

Casey faces charges of 3rd-degree felony unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, evading arrest and 2nd-degree felony robbery. He is being held in lieu of $40,000 total bond.