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May 14, 2013

Arrests made in burglary-turned-robbery case

Parker County Sheriff’s deputies, investigators and Weatherford-Parker County Fugitive Apprehensive Strike Team members, along with U.S. Marshals, were called Saturday morning after a burglar alarm call led to a burglary and aggravated robbery case.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the incident began at 7 a.m. Saturday when a neighbor checked on a residential burglar alarm in the 7000 block of Tucker Road in a Parker County portion of Azle.

The neighbor encountered a pair of suspects attempting to escape the property. The two suspects fled in stolen vehicles filled with stolen property from the residence and ran into the neighbor, identified as a 63-year-old male. The neighbor attempted to block the path of the male and female suspects.

The male suspect managed to pass the neighbor, fleeing the scene in a stolen 2008 Mercedes, belonging to the homeowners, officials said. The neighbor then reportedly used his vehicle to block the female suspect, who was a 2007 Ford Expedition reported stolen out of Fort Worth.

The neighbor reported the female suspect intentionally rammed his new 2013 GMC pickup truck with the stolen Expedition, causing several thousand dollars’ worth of damage. Deputies reportedly arrived to find the female suspect injured from the crash and the stolen Expedition resting in a ditch. 

Paramedics were called to the scene and the female suspect was taken to an Azle hospital for treatment, but was later released. Sheriff’s investigators and FAST members conducted an extensive investigation, discovering the male suspect’s identification and location.

Sheriff’s investigators identified the suspects as Sonya Ann Grams-Downs, 27, of Fort Worth, and Andrew Loyd Grams, 28, of Springtown. Sheriff’s investigators obtained warrants for the arrests of the suspects in connection with the case. Both suspects were apprehended several hours later in Fort Worth. FAST members detained them at a hotel parking lot off of Interstate 35, north of Fort Worth. 

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