Christian Rodolfo Vilchiz, 25, was arrested for aggravated robbery Thursday after robbing the Dollar General, 102 Stonebridge Road in Weatherford, at about 10 p.m. with a sawed-off shotgun, according to Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler.
Fowler said Vilchiz entered the Dollar General and pointed the shotgun at two female employees, taking the money and fleeing the scene.
“While en route to the call, Parker County Communications advised deputies an older model gold car fled the scene occupied by a hispanic male wearing a black ball cap, gray shirt and blue jeans,” according to the sheriff’s office. “Sheriff’s communicators also advised deputies the suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction of travel.”
According to the sheriff’s office, deputies located the vehicle, which was turning onto Veal Station Road and traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour, and attempted to stop the vehicle.
“Deputies briefly lost sight of the suspect’s vehicle when they turned around to follow him, locating him near the Precinct 1 barn driving very slowly with no lights on,” according to the sheriff’s office. “When the suspect spotted deputies, the suspect sped down Veal Station Road continuing without lights on.
The chase continued until Vilchiz crashed the vehicle into a fence post in the 4900 block of Midway Road.
Vilchiz was arrested and taken to the Parker County Jail, and Fowler said the money and shotgun were seized. The vehicle Vilchiz was driving was a gold 1998 Nissan, which was not reported stolen but deputies learned that Vilchiz was not given permission to use it, according to the sheriff’s office.
Vilchiz is being held in the jail on the aggravated robbery charge, a first degree felony, and additional charges of evading arrest detention with a vehicle, a third degree felony, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and unlicensed possession of a firearm by a felon.
“In checking with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, their agency has issued a detainee on this suspect,” Fowler said. “As per policy with the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, we honor all ICE detainers [immigration holds].”
As of Friday morning, Vilchiz remained in the Parker County Jail on a no-bond.