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
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For more information, call 817-440-7770.
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