Yesterday, an off duty Detective assigned to the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division who was attending training near Taylor, Texas, received a crime bulletin about 19-year-old Keith Hawkins, who was the suspect in a double homicide that occurred in Newton, Kansas this week.
The bulletin stated Hawkins was believed to be traveling to a residence in the 1200 block of West Fourth Street in Taylor, Texas, driving the victim’s black 2011 Dodge Avenger bearing Kansas license plate 481FLP.
The Detective, who happened to be close to the target residence, drove by and observed Hawkins in the driveway. The Detective notified officials with the Taylor Police Department who then responded in an effort to apprehend Hawkins.
The response subsequently led to a vehicle pursuit that was terminated in Hutto, Texas, where Hawkins’s vehicle drove over ‘stop sticks’, which caused the vehicle to leave the roadway and become airborne. Hawkins lost control of the vehicle and it crashed into three cars in the Parking lot of Christian Brothers Automotive, 580 U.S. Highway 79. Hawkins failed to flee on foot due to his injuries and was taken into custody.
Hawkins is suspected in the deaths of 24-year-old Alyssa Runyon and 4-year-old Zaylynn Paz, whose bodies were found late Tuesday morning inside a bedroom of their apartment in Newton, Kansas, which is about 20 miles north of Wichita.
Yesterday, members of the Department’s Street Crimes Division, Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) executed an Evidentiary Search Warrant at a residence in the 2400 block of Country Club Road. The warrant was issued by District Judge Ben Woodward.
A search of the residence yielded four firearms, ammunition, approximately one and one half ounces of suspected methamphetamine, and assorted narcotics distribution paraphernalia.
This is an ongoing investigation and Federal charges are pending.
Around noon today, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the unit block of South Jefferson Street for the report of a possible burglary in progress and that the suspect(s) may still be inside the residence, possibly in the attic.
Responding Officers were updated with information that a suspect fled the residence and was seen running through the backyard and over a fence. During an exterior search of the property, Officers located evidence indicating someone may have entered an enclosed carport. Upon searching the carport, Officers located a man, who matched the description of the suspect, hiding on the ground. He was taken into custody without incident and identified as Chance Taylor, of San Angelo.
Officers cleared the residence for the homeowner, and although no other suspects were located, Police found evidence that Taylor had been inside the attic and at some point, had partially fallen through the ceiling’s sheet rock.
Taylor was arrested for Criminal Trespass of Habitation and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.
(Pevious Booking Photo: 07/21/17)
At approximately 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 7, 2017, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Action Pawn located at 2105 S. Bryant Boulevard for the report of an unknown problem where a distressed woman was screaming outside the building.
Upon arrival, Officers learned that an acquaintance of the woman, a man named Elvis, had stolen her 2010 Toyota Camry from the parking lot. Additional Officers searched the area for the vehicle; however, it was not located.
About one hour later, a San Angelo Police Officer on patrol in the 1100 block of Burgess Street observed a vehicle and driver that matched the description of the stolen Toyota and reported suspect. The vehicle’s driver, who noticed the Officer looking at him, began driving at a high rate of speed and failed to stop at a stop sign, presumably in an attempt to elude the Officer. The Officer caught up to the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop; however, the driver failed to stop and a short vehicle pursuit ensued. The pursuit ended in the 600 block of Parson’s Street after the suspect abandoned the moving vehicle, which crashed into a fence.
Responding Officers, who quickly established a perimeter of the surrounding area, were directed to a suspicious man who was at a nearby apartment complex. The man, who matched the suspect’s description, was detained and identified as Elvis C. Ramirez, 22, of San Angelo.
Subsequent to the field Investigation, the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division charged Ramirez with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle and Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle. Ramirez is being held at the Tom Green County Jail on $15,000.00 bond.
After a lengthy investigation, Investigators and Agents with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Texas Department of Public Safety conducted a Joint Narcotics Operation which resulted in the arrests of twenty-four suspects stemming from their role in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy that operated in San Angelo, Texas. Five of the suspects are gang affiliated.
The defendants were prosecuted in Federal Court with the assistance of Assistant United States Attorneys Jeff Haag and Juanita Fielden. Charges against the [listed] defendants ranged from possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine over 50 grams, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime, and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Other Defendants are still awaiting sentencing.
Rudolfo Ledezma Castaneda, 31
Nancy Ann Flores, 42
Sylvia Prado, 36
Orlando Cardenas, 41
Heath Sanchez, 40
Jose Marquez, 49
Adam Castaneda, 30
Daniel Lombrana, 30
Jesse Huerra, 32
Antonio Flores, 52
Bruno Velasquez, 33
Joe Lopez III, 34
Jose Montez, 38
Shayna McCann, 26
Louis Lavaris, 51
Richard Jasso, 40
Benito Martinez, 38
Pursuant to the Operation, which included the execution of nine Search Warrants, Investigators seized 72 pounds of methamphetamine, 2.29 pounds of cocaine, 3.6 ounces of heroin, 26 guns, 1 vehicle, and $90,000 in U.S. currency.