On July 7, 2017, at approximately 6:22 p.m., Dallas police responded to 3016 Mahanna Springs Drive regarding the death of Robert Covington, a White male 54-years-old. The victim was found by a friend inside his locked residence. The victim was transported to the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office. While processing the scene, detectives were able to determine several items were missing from the location. Detectives also spoke with neighbors who reported seeing a suspicious Black male walking in the neighborhood. The neighbors were able to capture a license plate from the vehicle associated with the suspicious male.
On July 8, 2017, this vehicle led detectives to Yevin Rushing, a Black male 22-years-old, as a person of interest. While at Dallas Police Headquarters, Rushing was read his Miranda warning and waived his rights and agreed to speak with detectives. Rushing admitted to being at the offense location. An autopsy was performed by Dr. Lenfest who ruled the victim’s death a homicide due to suffocation and asphyxiation. Rushing was arrested for capital murder and placed in jail with a $500,000.00 bond.
In an effort to maintain the integrity of the investigation and the privacy of the victim, this probable cause affidavit has been heavily redacted.