F.A.S.T. Apprehends Fleeing Suspect 07-06-2015.
JULY 6, 2015.
Weatherford-Parker County Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (FAST) members apprehended a suspect Monday, July 6, 2015, who initially fled Hood County law enforcement officials, leading them in a pursuit.
The initial call was reported as a criminal trespass, where a male and female had evaded authorities in a stolen vehicle and entered Parker County Monday afternoon near Brazos River Estates at Tin Top Road.
Parker County Sheriff’s deputies, FAST members and state troopers arrived to assist Hood County in locating the subjects.
FAST members arrived on scene at Wiggins Court and Gilbert Lane. Law enforcement officials discovered the female passenger of the stolen vehicle had exited the stolen car and was discovered hiding under a nearby box trailer. She was detained without further incident.
Officers searched the area for the male suspect driver, who fled the scene on foot. During the search of the area, FAST members were approached by a homeowner, who reported suspicious activity at his residence.
FAST members searched the witness’ home, assisted by state troopers.
FAST members discovered the male suspect hiding in a closet with a cardboard box over his head, but FAST members could see the suspect’s hands and body. The suspect, identified as Joshua Sean Rigstad, 28, of Parker County.
Rigstad was transported to Hood County and booked in on charges.
He faces additional Parker County pending charges of burglary of a habitation.
The female passenger was also taken to Hood County for questioning and was found to be in possession of narcotics and additional stolen property.