COLLEGE STATION, Texas – A man has been arrested after leading police on a chase through the Bryan/College Station area, according to a report from KBTX.
Police said it started late Thursday night at the CVS Pharmacy located near Southwest Parkway and Texas Avenue in College Station. An 18-year-old man from Benchley reportedly left his silver Dodge pick-up running and went inside the store to check on his girlfriend.
When he came out, he saw another man inside his truck.
Police said the owner tried to confront the suspect but he began to drive off. The owner was able to jump into the bed of the pick-up and called 911.
Police responded and a chase began northbound on Texas, while dispatchers kept the owner of the truck on the phone.
Police say he provided updates on their location.
“We were pursuing the vehicle at this point with lights and sirens. The suspect was failing to pull over for us. We continued to follow him into Bryan. On 29th Street the victim jumped out of the vehicle at Broadmoor when they slowed down for the turn for his own safety,” Sgt. Kathryn Reiter, of the College Station Police Department, said.
The pursuit continued and police said they eventually made an arrest at the AutoZone in the 1600 block of South Texas Avenue in Bryan.
Police said the suspect may have run out of gas.
Bryan and College Station Police as well as DPS troopers assisted in the chase.
The suspect, 19-year-old Kenneth Edward McKinney Jr., is facing a number of charges including unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, robbery, evading arrest, and possession of a dangerous drug.
The owner of the truck was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan - he was later released.
Nobody else was hurt.