Burglary, Car Chase, Crash, Arrest Jan. 29, 2016.
JANUARY 29, 2016.
Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man following a burglary investigation, a car chase and a three-vehicle crash.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the incident began Monday, Jan. 28, 2016, when a construction crew reported unknown suspect(s) had stolen nearly $2,000 worth of construction tools and materials from a construction site in the 400 of Sagebrush, in Aledo. Thursday afternoon, shortly before 2 p.m., one of the construction workers recognized a silver truck driving in the area, to be the same truck as the one driven by the suspect caught on video surveillance footage the night of the construction burglary.
The witness began to pursue the vehicle and reported the incident to Parker County Communication Dispatch Center.
The chase ended a short time later when the suspect crashed into a delivery truck and a Suburban in the 100 block of Kelly Road, leaving the female driver of the Suburban injured. The female victim was taken to a Fort Worth hospital and treated for injuries sustained in the wreck. Her condition at this time is unknown.
The suspect immediately fled the scene of the crash on foot. Law enforcement officers began searching for the suspect, who was located an hour later, more than two miles from the scene of the wreck.
The Sheriff’s deputy who made contact with the suspect, observed him attempting to get a ride out of the area from two males in a further attempt to flee law enforcement.
The deputy questioned the suspect, and identified him as the man who had fled earlier. When the deputy attempted to obtain the suspect, he turned away from the deputy and reached his hands into the pockets of his hoodie, and threw two yellow baggies containing suspected narcotics away from him. The baggies contents were later confirmed to be heroin.
The suspect was identified as Juan Ramon Alfaro Torres, 30, of Fort Worth. He was taken into custody and charged with a state jail felony of possession of a controlled substance by the Sheriff’s deputy. The crash investigation is being conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety, which charged Torres with third-degree felony accident involving serious bodily injury.
Sheriff’s investigators interviewed Torres, who implicated himself in the construction burglary which occurred last week. Several of the items reported stolen from the construction site were later located in Torres’ truck, including two grinders, an undercut saw, a drill and an extension cord.
As of Friday afternoon, Torres remained at the Parker County Jail. His bond had not been set.