BY JUDY SHERIDAN
An Aledo man who led Parker County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a car chase from his residence, onto an I-20 service road and into a field last month was arrested by Weatherford police Thursday, according to a probable cause affidavit filed by an investigator with the sheriff’s office.
The suspect, Andrew Jacob Robinson, was charged with the unauthorized use of a vehicle, a state felony, and evading arrest or detention. The suspect’s use of a vehicle while allegedly evading arrest, in addition to a previous conviction, made the charge a 3rd degree felony.
According to the affidavit, the incident began shortly after midnight July 22, when two deputies were dispatched to 1221 Terry Drive in Aledo to investigate a suspicious vehicle report.
The caller, reporting that Robinson had bragged about stealing a vehicle, told deputies that the man had just left his residence in a maroon 1993 Chevy pickup, but thought he might be returning soon, the affidavit states.
A license plate check on the truck confirmed the vehicle had been stolen from a Fort Worth address, according to the affidavit.
One of the deputies parked his patrol vehicle in the 9800 block of East Bankhead Highway, just east of Robinson’s residence, the affidavit states, and waited until he observed the stolen vehicle around 3:30 a.m., headed west.
Identifying the driver as Robinson because he had dealt with him before, the deputy turned in behind the pickup near the 100 block of East West Oak and turned on his overhead emergency lights, according to the affidavit.
Robinson failed to yield, however, according to the affidavit, and drove past his residence at about 50 miles per hour, with the second deputy joining the pursuit as the man turned south onto West Oak Drive.
The affidavit states that Robinson continued his course until somewhere around the 420-mile marker, where he drove the truck through the bar ditch and across the grass, merging with the south service road,
Robinson then headed into the south bar ditch and drove out into a field, the affidavit states, crossing several creek beds before escaping by fleeing on foot.
BY JUDY SHERIDAN
- Aledo ExtrA
Christmas Tyme in Aledo rescheduled
Due to the wintry weather predicted for the area, Aledo city officials have decided to postpone Christmas Tyme in Aledo from Saturday, Dec. 7, to Saturday, Dec. 14. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with most activities centered in the historic downtown area.
Aledo ISD playoff game cancelled
The Aledo Bearcat AAAA Divison II State Quarter Final football playoff game set for tonight, Thursday, Dec. 5, has been cancelled due to weather conditions.
All-district volleyball - Classes 5A-4A-3A
Parker County volleyball polished off another stellar district-play year in November. The counties’ schools netted two outright district titles, a district co-champion, a district runner-up and a playoff-qualifying third-place finisher.
Celebrity cutters lined up for Friday’s Careity benefit
For more than a decade now, one event has served as a big help for the Careity Foundation in terms of funds and donations.
The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a winter storm warning for freezing rain and sleet across North and West Texas, including Parker County, for the period 6 p.m. Thursday through 6 p.m. Friday.
Bearcats to encounter Coyotes, wintry threat
Aledo vs. Wichita Falls High
Time: 6 p.m., Thursday
Site: Northwest ISD Stadium — 18501 Hwy 114, Justin
Type: Class 4A, Division II, Quarterfinal (Region I final)
Last year: Did not play
Aledo ISD football playoff game rescheduled
The Aledo ISD AAAA Divison II State Quarter Final Football Playoff game has been rescheduled to Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m.
Hancock runs in Thanksgiving Trot
Heart transplant recipient and teen Dylan Hancock, who will receive the proceeds from this year's Thanksgiving Trot for a new home, ran in the 1-mile event in the Aledo area on Thanksgiving Day alongside mentor and friend Rob Helms.
Parker County jail facility under discussion
Community Education Centers, the company Parker County contracts with to manage the Parker County Jail, has offered to build a work-release low-security jail facility for the county free of charge.
Parker County earthquake tally rises
Two more minor earthquakes rattled northeast Parker County Tuesday, Nov. 26, bringing the total number of earthquakes last month to 17.
- More Aledo ExtrA Headlines
- Christmas Tyme in Aledo rescheduled