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November 15, 2013

Robbery suspect eludes sheriff's authorities

By CHRISTIN COYNE

A Parker County man wanted in connection with a Wednesday night robbery and assault that left a man hospitalized reportedly eluded deputies who attempted to arrest him Thursday evening.

Ronald Wayne Strickland, 29, fled from his home in the 2600 block of Old Brock Road when law enforcement attempted to a serve a warrant Thursday evening, according to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office. Officers called for assistance but were unable to locate Strickland during a two-hour search of the area.

The sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help in locating Strickland.

Those who may have information on Strickland’s whereabouts are asked to immediately call the Parker County Sheriff’s Office at (817) 594-3213 or Parker County Crime Stoppers at 817-599-5555.

Strickland should not be approached, Deputy Danie Huffman said.

A 57-year-old man was reportedly beaten and bound in his residence in the 200 block of Montgomery Lane around 11 p.m. Wednesday.

The man reportedly told deputies that an acquaintance and another man knocked on his door and he allowed them inside.

Once inside the two suspects assaulted the man and tied his feet and hands with duct tape and took a flat-screen television and two rifles from his residence, according to the sheriff’s office. 

Deputies were called when the man reportedly escaped and ran to a nearby relative’s home.

Though the victim was taken to a hospital for treatment, his injuries were not believed to be life threatening.

Strickland has prior convictions involving burglary, theft and drugs, according to Parker County court records.

Authorities have not released any information on the second suspect.

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