A 44-year-old San Angelo man was arrested on multiple charges after a concerned caller reported a possible drunk driver in a College Hills neighborhood late Saturday night.
At approximately 10:50 p.m. on January 21, 2017, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 3300 block of Cumberland Drive for the report of a possible drunk driver. While enroute, responding Officers learned a witness was following a tan colored Chevrolet Suburban, and that the driver of the Suburban was now on College Hills Boulevard traveling towards Avenue N.
An Officer located a vehicle matching the description of the Suburban traveling in the 1900 block of College Hills Blvd and observed the vehicle fail to maintain a single lane and swerve into oncoming traffic. The Officer activated his patrol vehicle’s lights and attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the vehicle’s driver did not stop and drove into oncoming traffic to access the communal Tres Amigos and HEB parking lot. The Officer notified dispatch of the vehicle pursuit and additional Officers were dispatched to assist. Once inside the parking lot, the driver failed to stop and made several attempts to exit the parking lot. Once backup Officers arrived, the units activated their lights and sirens but the vehicle’s driver continued to attempt to flee the Officers until the Officers used their vehicles to prevent the driver’s escape.
Officers made contact with the driver and ordered him to exit the vehicle. The driver smelled of an alcoholic beverage and had difficulty maintaining his balance. The man became uncooperative, refused to identify himself, disregarded multiple commands, and attempted to walk away several times. When Officers attempted to place the man in handcuffs, he resisted. When Officers attempted to place the man inside a patrol vehicle, he refused the Officers’ commands and physically resisted entering the patrol vehicle. Officers warned the man that a Taser would be utilized if he continued to resist, but the man continued to disregard their commands and warnings and was subsequently Tasered. After the Taser deployment, the man continued to resist but was eventually placed inside the patrol vehicle.
As standard protocol, Officers called an ambulance to assess the man’s welfare after the Taser deployment but the man refused medical treatment. The man was eventually identified by his driver’s license as Christopher Alan Morrow of San ngelo.
During an inventory of the vehicle, Officers located an opened glass bottle of vodka with that was only partially full. Morrow was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and booked for Driving While Intoxicated, Fleeing Police Officer, and Resist Arrest Search or Transport.
During the course of this investigation the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division, along with the FBI, learned of a possible suspect and began pursuing active leads.
After deploying many resources, detectives learned of a possible location of the suspect. Officers located and took into custody the robbery suspect who was identified as David Harris 1/2/76.
The suspect was found to be in possession of a majority of the stolen funds as well as other evidence. The suspect was arrested for robbery and an outstanding warrant.
On Friday, January 20, 2017 at about 4:22PM, the San Angelo Police Department responded to a call of an alarm at 1815 N. Chadbourne.
While en route, Officers learned of a robbery that had just occurred and the male suspect had fled on foot prior to our arrival. The male is described as a white or light complected Hispanic male in his late 30's or 40's, with a bald head and slender in build.
The male suspect was last seen wearing a gray long sleeve shirt with blue jeans and black boots. Please contact the police if you have any information about this robbery.
(Surveillance video available at www.facebook.com/SanAngeloPoliceDepartment)
On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at about 9:45AM, the San Angelo Police Department responded along with the San Angelo Fire Department to the 1300 block of Coke Street in regards to an unconscious subject that was not breathing.
Patrol Units arrived to find a 55 year old male subject pinned underneath a passenger car and was unresponsive. Citizens and patrol officers worked to free the man so that he could be treated. Once the victim was removed he was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
This is being investigated as an accidental death and no foul play is suspected.
Just before 11:00 a.m. this morning, David Wagner with KLST/KSAN contacted the San Angelo Police Department’s Public Information Officer, Tracy Gonzalez, to report they had received a phone call from a man who claimed he was about to have a stand-off with police near 21st and Bradford and that the man further advised [them] to get their cameras ready. Officer Gonzalez worked with Wagner and another Station employee to obtain the caller’s phone number in an effort to begin gathering intelligence about the man.
Officer Gonzalez immediately notified Patrol Shift Supervisors, who began coordinating with Public Safety Communications about the reported threat and response. Additionally, Police Officials made contact with SAISD Officials to advise them of the events unfolding near Bradford Elementary and the school was locked down for precautionary measures.
During this coordination, Public Safety Communications received a phone call from a man at a residence in the 1200 block of E. 21st Street who said he had guns and he was going to kill cops. He further advised the dispatcher to evacuate the neighbors. The call came in at approximately 11:05 a.m.
As Police units responded, Public Safety Communications received several independent calls about a house fire at the residence of the alleged gunman. When Officers arrived at the scene they observed the man in front of the residence armed with a long gun. Officers immediately advised responding Fire Department personnel to stand back while additional units worked to establish a perimeter and evacuate the surroundings residences. The Department also issued a Nixle Alert advising residents to stay away from the area due to Police activity.
Officers attempted to make verbal contact with the armed man, and at some point during the encounter, the man raised his firearm in the direction of the Officers. In response to this immediate threat, San Angelo Police fired shots and struck the suspect. The suspect was immediately secured and transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance for treatment where he is reportedly in critical condition. His name is not being released at this time.
After securing the scene, Fire Department personnel addressed the house fire. No other persons were reported injured during the preliminary field investigation.
Texas Rangers are conducting the official investigation into this Officer involved shooting, which is standard protocol. Additional information will only be disseminated though their agency’s Officials.