Two local men are behind bars on high-dollar bonds in connection with an assault and robbery, and Carter County deputies are searching for a third man identified as a member of the band of  marauders.
Sheriff Milton Anthony said David B. Arnold is wanted on an outstanding warrant charging him with robbery by force or fear.
Anthony said the 34-year-old man allegedly was involved  in the Dec. 27 assault on a Springer man and the subsequent robbery of the victim’s rural Dozer Road residence.
Already in custody are Quentarus Willis, 21, and Geoffrey W. Mills, 33. Both also are charged with robbery by force or fear. The two appeared before Special District Judge Carson Brooks who set a $100,000 bond for Willis and a $75,000 bond for Mills. The judge also ordered the two men to have no contact with the victim. Willis and Mills remained in jail Saturday in lieu of bond.
Anthony said Deputy Johnny Denney led the investigation into the late, rainy night robbery that began when the victim was alerted that the trio had entered the gate onto his property.
The 51-year-old victim told investigators he met the three men at the door to his home and talked with the group in the garage area. During the conversation one of the men attacked him, knocking him to the ground and causing minor injuries. The attacker held the victim on the ground, while the others entered the house.
“They ransacked the house and took a number of items, including a computer, filing cabinet and a pistol,” Anthony said. “The men left in a small, black foreign four-door car.”
While the trio managed to escape, it wasn’t a clean getaway. In fact, Anthony said, one of the group inadvertently identified himself to the victim. In addition, the investigation led to anonymous tips. Mills was arrested Jan. 11. Willis was taken into custody  Feb. 2.
Arnold is described as white, 5-feet, 9-inches tall and weighing about 155 pounds. He has hazel eyes and brown hair. Anyone with information concerning his whereabouts is urged to contact the Carter County Sheriff’s Department at (580) 223-6014.