Off Duty Bryan Policeman Receives Assistance Catching BurglarFeatured Stories, News Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
A Bryan man picked the wrong time and the wrong pickup to steal items.
Monday morning between St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and Heritage Park, an off-duty Bryan policeman who had just left his truck to take clothes to his apartment saw someone get into his pickup.
After Lt. Buck Rogers identified himself, 21 year old Kendrick Tates ran away. During the foot chase, Rogers says Tates tried to stab him with a screwdriver taken from the truck.
Officer Jon Agnew says Rogers, who was on his day off, literally ran out of his shoes during the pursuit.
Along the way a motorist stopped, Rogers got in, and borrowed a cell phone to call 9-1-1. With the assistance of a second witness and four other officers, Tates was caught on Haswell Street and taken to jail.
Rogers says a pair of binoculars and a flashlight that were inside the center console had been moved to the driver’s seat. The screwdriver was found in a yard at 32nd and Haswell.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Tates remained jailed in lieu of bonds totaling $16,000 following his arrest for aggravated assault of a public servant and burglary.
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