A San Angelo couple was arrested after a fight involving a handgun at a local nightclub this weekend.
At approximately 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning, Officers responded to Club Amnesia, 4611 S. Jackson St., to assist with clearing patrons from the club and parking lot.
When Officers arrived, they observed several fights occurring in the parking lot. While approaching one fight, San Angelo Police Officer K. Reeves heard what sounded like a gun being chambered and observed a man standing alongside a black Nissan Altima, with his hands concealed by the car's door. As Officer Reeves got closer, someone in the crowd yelled that the man had a gun. The man then entered the car and made several movements with his hands.
Believing the man may have a weapon; Officer Reeves approached the vehicle at gunpoint but was interrupted when a woman ran up and positioned herself between Officer Reeves? weapon and the man inside the vehicle. The woman, later identified as Brittany N. Fitchett (DOB 05-30-91), refused several orders to move out of the way and entered the vehicle. Fitchett continued to disregard orders and had to be forcibly removed from the car with assistance from additional Officers.
The man, identified as Robert Delao, Jr. (DOB 12-18-86), also failed to comply with orders but he was eventually taken into custody without incident.
During the follow up investigation, Officers learned Delao Jr. and Fitchett were involved in a fight with fellow club patrons when Delao Jr. went to the vehicle to retrieve the handgun. During a search of the vehicle, Officers located a black semi-automatic handgun lying on the backseat floorboard and a magazine that contained several unspent hollow point bullets. The 2009 Altima, registered to Fitchett, was towed from the property.
Delao Jr. was charged with Disorderly Conduct Affray and Unlawful Carry of a Weapon. Fitchett was arrested for Disorderly Conduct Affray, Interference with Public Duties, and Resisting Arrest. Delao Jr. and Fitchett were transported to the Tom Green County Jail.
Early this morning, 25 year old Roy Franklin Russell was arrested in the 100 block of N Van Buren for Burglary of a Motor Vehicle after being located with stolen property from three different vehicles in the area.
At 6:15 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1700 block of Rio Grande for a Burglary of a Motor Vehicle in progress. The caller stated they could see a male subject taking property from their neighbor's car. When Police arrived, a witness told the responding Officers the subject was last seen running in the 200 block of N Van Buren. The male subject was located standing under a carport in the 100 block of N Van Buren. Officer P Garrett made contact with the subject who then ran into the backyard where Officer P Garrett was able to catch up to him and take him into custody.
The male subject was identified as Roy Franklin Russell and had an outstanding County Warrant for Criminal Trespass for his arrest. Officer P Garrett searched Russell after placing him under arrest and located property not belonging to Russell on his person. When Russell was located, he had two backpacks in his possession that contained other stolen property. Russell was also in possession of prescription medication for which he did not have a prescription.
From the stolen property located on his person and in the backpacks, Russell was linked to three different vehicle burglaries in the area. Russell was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was charged with three Burglary of a Motor Vehicle charges, Possession of a Dangerous Drug, and the County Warrant.
On Wednesday, October 14, 2015 just before 10:15 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1700 block of W. Avenue J. for the report of several shots fired.
Upon arrival, officers searched the area but could not locate any origin or evidence of gunfire. When they were about to leave, Dispatch received a call from a resident in the same area who was concerned about yelling and loud noises coming from a neighbor's house. Officers located the residence in question and heard a man call for help. The man sounded distressed, and after several unsuccessful attempts at making contact with the man, the Officers entered the residence and discovered several spent shell casings on the floor and bullet holes throughout the house.
Soon after, Officers responded to the back of the residence after hearing a man say he had someone at gunpoint inside a bedroom closet. Officers located the man, later identified as Michael Fort (DOB 03-11-83), laying on the floor with a high-powered rifle pointed into the closet. Police searched the entire residence but no one other than Fort was inside.
Fort appeared to be distressed and was transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance for evaluation. He was later released by medical staff and transported by Officers to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Discharging a Firearm in the City Limits.
On Sunday, October 11, 2015, around 5:30 a.m., Officers were dispatched to the intersection of S. Emerick Street and E. Beauregard for a rolling domestic dispute that reportedly began in the 300 block of N. Bryant Boulevard and was headed towards Police Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard. While enroute, Officers learned the suspect had rammed his vehicle into the victim's vehicle.
The suspect, later identified as Julio Mendoza-Badillo (DOB 01-26-91), pursued the victim's vehicle through the back parking lot of the Police Station at a high rate of speed before stopping his vehicle for Officers near the intersection of S. Emerick Street and E. Beauregard. During an interview with Police, Mendoza-Badillo showed signs of intoxication but refused to take complete field sobriety tests at the scene.
During the field investigation, Police learned Mendoza-Badillo intentionally used his vehicle to strike the victim's vehicle at least two separate times before the chase terminated. The victim, Mendoza-Badillo's wife, drove to Police Headquarters after being guided there by a 9-1-1 Dispatcher.
Mendoza-Badillo was charged with Aggravated Assault Family Violence and transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he underwent Intoxilyzer testing. Following the test, Mendoza-Badillo was also charged with Driving While Intoxicated.
Neither Mendoza-Badillo nor the victim reported being injured from the vehicle collisions. There is no further information at this time.
San Angelo Police arrested a 33-year-old Wanted Suspect after a brief foot chase that began in the parking lot behind West Texas Medical Associates, 3501 Knickerbocker Road yesterday evening.
Just after 7:00 p.m., Officers received a broadcast message about a Wanted Subject at the facility. Officer A. Nandin arrived and recognized the subject, Tarren Watson (DOB 09/29/82) of San Angelo, standing amongst a group of people in the parking lot. Officer Nandin exited his patrol car and attempted to make contact with Watson but Watson ran away. A second Officer who responded to assist, C. Gonzales, observed Watson flee and gave chase. Officer Gonzales pursued Watson and gave several verbal commands to stop but Watson disregarded the commands and continued to run. Officer Gonzales caught Watson about 80 yards from where the pursuit began. Watson actively resisted until Officers Gonzales and Nandin secured him in handcuffs.
During a search of Watson, Officers located an electronic scale and a glass pipe commonly used to ingest illicit drugs. Watson was issued a citation for Drug Paraphernalia and arrested for two outstanding City Warrants, two Midland County Warrants, Two Tom Green County Warrants, and Felony Enhanced Evading. Watson was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.
Officers cannot speculate about why Watson was at the medical facility but are certain he may have felt a little run down after the chase.