APD uses taser to arrest car wash burglary suspect
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:46:59 GMT —
After responding to a burglar alarm, a man resisting arrest, a chase and the use of a TASER, Amarillo police officers arrested one in connection with car wash robbery.
On April 27 just after 4 a.m., Amarillo police officers were dispatched to the Quick Quack Car Wash at 1001 Amarillo Boulevard East on a burglary alarm.
Responding officers found that the suspect had broken in by breaking out a north side glass door.
The burglar had pried open an empty safe and pulled a computer out of a cabinet in the office.
The damaged computer was later found in the business.
The suspect fled before officers arrived.
Within a few minutes, an officer saw a man in the roadway in the 1100 block of N. Garfield. The officer spoke to him and attempted to detain him as a suspect.
The suspect twisted away and resisted the officer's attempt to apply handcuffs.
He then turned to face the officer with his fists up.
The officer repeated his attempt to take the man into custody.
This time the suspect ran east on 11th.
The officer pursued him into the 1100 block of N. Arthur, where the officer used a TASER to stop the suspect and take him into custody.
Officers found that the man was in possession of evidence linking him to the burglary and of drug paraphernalia.
The suspect was Joseph Lee Roberts, 17. He was booked into the Potter County Detention Center for burglary of a building, resisting arrest, evading arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, and a local warrant for failure to attend school.