Standoff ends; suspects still on the run
According to Sheriff Gerald Yezak, three suspects were identified by Hearne PD at the Love’s Truck Stop on Hwy. 6 in Hearne just past 10:30 p.m. this past Monday night.
According to Hearne PD, at least one of the suspects was identified as having felony warrants and the possibility of armed and dangerous. While attempting to stop the vehicle, the driver with the warrants kept driving leading the Hearne PD on a high speed chase to a residential neighborhood in Calvert. It is believed that the key suspect is wanted for the August 16 armed robbery of the Texas Bank and Trust branch at Highway 21 in Bryan.
The driver and two passengers ditched the vehicle in the front yard of a residential home on Cottonwood Street.
According the Hearne PD, one suspect was captured and later released, believed to be a passenger in the vehicle. It was believed at the time that the remaining to suspects hid in the home as police surrounded the residents.
In the house were a mother and her two children that were sleeping at the time. All three were evacuated safely by law enforcement.
Bryan SWAT Team was called and deployed a robot to search the home and determined that it was empty. The officers cleared the scene after 13 hours.
The Mercedes driven by the suspect was towed for further investigation to an undisclosed location.
The suspect driving the vehicle was described as wearing a white shirt with red pants.
The suspects have not been found at the time of this report and any information can be called in to Robertson County Crime Stoppers.
Responding to the standoff were the Robertson County Sheriff’’s office, hearne PD, Calvert PD, Robertson County Constables, Robertson County EMS, Bryan SWAT, College Station SWAT and the Texas DPS.
Dennis Phillips / Publisher / Robertson County News