Local Man Held On $110,000 Bond Charged With Robbery, Evading Arrest

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email
A Central Texas man was being held Thursday, charged with aggravated robbery and evading arrest.

Raheem Amaud Townsend (Jail photo)

COPPERAS COVE (April 25, 2013)—A Copperas Cove man was being held Thursday in the Coryell County Jail charged with aggravated robbery and evading arrest.

Coryell County Justice of the Peace Bill Price set a $110,000 bond Wednesday for Raheem Amaud Townsend, 23, after police reported in an arrest affidavit that he had robbed a man at his home and then led officers on a foot chase before he was apprehended.

In the affidavit officers said they were sent at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday to an apartment in the 900 block of N. 7th Street where a resident reported he had been robbed by a man who had a handgun.

The victim reported there was another younger man with the robber as well.

The victim reported the robber took money from him and then both assailants fled.

The victim also reported he was injured in the incident.

Officers later interviewed the victim at police headquarters and he was able to pick a suspect out of photo line up, the affidavit said.

After officers identified the suspect they located him at another address and when officers attempted to arrest him, he fled on foot into a wooded area.

Search dogs from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, in Gatesville, were called and helped locate the suspect, after which he was arrested by Copperas Cove SWAT officers while hiding inside a residence.

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