Four San Angelo men have been charged in connection to a recent armed robbery that took place at an apartment complex in Southwest San Angelo.
Police were dispatched to the Wildewood Apartments, 3510 Wildewood Drive, around 5:37 a.m. on December 30, 2017, for the report of armed suspects that forced their way into an apartment and demanded personal property from several occupants at gunpoint. No one was injured during the incident.
Following a lengthy investigation and with assistance from the Department’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division learned the identities of the suspects and that one of the suspects was an acquaintance of one of the victims. Subsequently, Detectives obtained arrest warrants for Aggravated Robbery for Richard Rouse, 22, Devinie T. Taylor, 21, Michael W. Wade, 25, and Dexter Williams-Gillespie, 22. The suspects were located late Friday evening, January 5, 2018. Following their interviews with Detectives, the suspects were transported to the Tom Green County Jail where they were booked in on their respective charges.
This is an ongoing investigation and no other information will be released at this time.
January 5, 2018 — Just after 7:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 4200 block of S. Bryant Boulevard in reference to the unauthorized use of a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup Truck. Through investigation, Police developed Kennedy D. Counts, 17, as a possible suspect.
At approximately 9:15 a.m., Officers received possible GPS coordinates for the truck, which had been tracked through OnStar.
Officers converged on the area and eventually located the truck traveling north in the 200 block of S. Tyler Street. Upon seeing the responding Officers, the truck’s driver exited and attempted to escape a pursuing Officer by jumping a fence leading into the backyard of a nearby residence. After a brief foot pursuit, the pursuing Officer caught up with the suspect and took her into custody after a brief struggle. The suspect was identified as Kennedy Counts. A male passenger, identified as Jacob Alvarez, 17, sustained injury while resisting his arrest and transport. Officers requested San Angelo Fire Department Medics to the scene and Alvarez was transported to a nearby hospital for assessment and subsequently to the Tom Green County Jail after being medically cleared.
During a search of the vehicle and bags belonging to Counts and Alvarez, Officers located and seized a quantity of drug paraphernalia, marijuana, suspected stolen identification from multiple victims, and personal property belonging to the truck’s registered owner.
Counts was charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Forgery Financial Instrument, Evading Arrest Detention, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3, and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. Alvarez was charged with Resist Arrest Search or Transport and Harassment of Public Servant.
Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 — At approximately 0945 hours this morning, officers with the San Angelo Police Department were dispatched to a single-vehicle crash in the 1300 block of N. Loop 306 Ramp, just north of Pulliam St.
Investigation revealed that the vehicle, a 2002 Ford Explorer, had likely skidded on ice, lost control, and rolled multiple times. The driver of the vehicle, 52 year-old Felix Hernandez of Michigan, was discovered deceased on scene.
A passenger in the vehicle was transported to Shannon Medical Center with non-incapacitating injuries.
Wednesday, December 21, 2017 — A month-long investigation by a member of the San Angelo Police Department Street Crimes Division led to a large narcotics bust early this morning.
Based on information gleaned by a Street Crimes Detective, a vehicle, driven by Stephen Bradley 36, was stopped on its way into town. A SAPD K-9 alerted on the vehicle, and officers located two (2) kilograms of methamphetamine hidden in a secret compartment in the vehicle.
Bradley was arrested for Felony 1 Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 — This afternoon, members of the San Angelo Police Department Street Crimes Division, Criminal Investigation Division, K-9 Division, and Center for Tactical Medicine executed a search warrant at a home in the 1800 block of S. Hill Street.
A search of the residence was conducted and quantities of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, paraphernalia, packaging materials, and two firearms were all discovered.
Officers arrested the following subjects at the residence:
- Frank Mayo, 52 years of age, for Felony 2 Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (heroin).
- Rudy Santellano, 32 years of age, for Class C Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia.
- Cody Salazar, 27 years of age, for Felony 3 Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (methamphetamine) and State Jail Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 2 (amphetamine).
- Cheyanne Jackson, 31 years of age, for assorted warrants.