HARKER HEIGHTS (March 14, 2013)—Tyree Dominique Brown, 18, of Harker Heights, remained in the Bell County Jail Thursday charged with burglary of a habitation and misdemeanor evading arrest after pedaling off on a bicycle when an officer investigating a series of home break-ins tried to stop him.
His bonds total $55,000.
According to an arrest warrant affidavit, a Harker Heights police officer spotted Brown and another male on bicycles Tuesday afternoon riding against the flow of traffic in the 700 block of Amy Lane and noticed both were wearing layers of dark clothing and carrying backpacks.
The officer, who was headed in the opposite direction, radioed a description of the pair and a detective, who heard the call, responded that one of the two matched the description of a suspect in a recent burglary, the affidavit said.
The officer then turned around and attempted to stop the two bicyclists, who pedaled off at a “fast pace,” pulled into a mobile home park, cut between residences and entered a wooded area, the affidavit said.
Officers later caught Brown who told them he was running because “he was ‘scared” or words to that effect,” the affidavit said.