Marshals Arrest Man Wanted In Violent Local Robbery

WACO (July 22, 2014) Chase Goeke, 34, one of the men wanted in connection with a violent robbery in Waco who authorities say managed to elude deputies over the weekend in Falls County was arrested by U.S. marshals Tuesday afternoon in Fort Worth on an evading arrest charge.

Goeke and a second man, whom authorities identified as Steve Nehring, Jr., 30, were the focus of a search in Falls County.

Authorities confirmed Monday that the two men are wanted in connection with the late-night robbery on July 12 at the Harbor Freight Store in Waco during which one employee was assaulted, a second was pistol-whipped and a third was threatened at gunpoint.

A third suspect was also involved in the Waco robbery.

The search for the two men started after deputies responded to a report of a weekend burglary along County Road 409 between Marlin and Chilton.

Deputies found a vehicle at the scene linked to the Waco robbery.

Dogs were used to try to track down the two men Sunday, but the suspects ultimately jumped into a water tanker truck, used it to ram through a gate and then sped off.

The men managed to escape from officers twice after the Waco robbery.

They sped off in a vehicle as officers were arriving at the Waco store on July 12 and were able to elude officers on a gravel road off the Old Marlin Highway.

Officers from other agencies later spotted the vehicle and again gave chase, but the men escaped for a second time.

The vehicle was described as a tan or gold four-door sedan.


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