By Jimmie Ferguson
Killeen Daily Herald
Killeen police were quick this weekend to apprehend two suspects, who robbed their victims and fled the scene.
The first incident occurred at 12:05 a.m. Saturday on Chippendale Drive, where the victim was dropping off a friend in his Ford F-150. A man, wearing a Spiderman mask, approached the vehicle and demanded that the victim and his passenger get out of the truck. The victim feared the suspect had a weapon, so he jumped out of the vehicle and ran. So did the passenger, court records show.
The passenger said he saw the robber in the Spiderman mask chase the victim on foot with a knife in his hand and then observed the theft enter the victims truck and drive off. The victim called the police from a store a few blocks from the robbery and was taken back to that location to verify the site by police, court records show.
Shortly afterward, a patrol officer observed the stolen vehicle in front of his unit at Wheeler Avenue and Old FM 440. A traffic stop was made, and Robert Odis Mills, 17, of Killeen was identified as the driver and only occupant. The victim, who was still in the patrol unit, identified Mills as the man who took his truck at knife point.
An 8-inch knife was found in Mills sweatshirt pocket and second knife was located on the floorboard. Inventory of Mills property turned up a Spiderman mask, court records show.
Mills was arraigned later Saturday by Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke, who set his bond at $100,000 on a charge of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, court records show.
The other incident involved Jesse Rosa, 23, of Killeen, who was arraigned Sunday by Cooke, who set his bond at $50,000 on a charge of theft from a person.
Around 7:15 p.m. Saturday, the victim and her husband were loading groceries into the trunk of her car at the H-E-B at 809 N. Gray St. in Killeen, where Rosa grabbed the womans wallet out of her hand and fled.
The victim, her husband and others in the parking lot chased after the Rosa. A witness never lost sight of Rosa and directed police to his location in the 700 block of North Second Street.
Other recent local police reports revealed:
n Michael Demond Moss, 25, of Killeen was arraigned Sunday by Cooke, who set his bond at $50,000 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance more than 4 grams and less than 200 grams.
Shortly before 11 a.m. Saturday, a Killeen patrol officer observed a vehicle run a traffic light at Rancier Avenue and Gray Street. When the officer made a traffic stop, he saw a cloud of smoke coming out of the vehicles window. The driver of the vehicle admitted that he had some marijuana, but the officer saw a plastic bag hanging from the jacket pocket of the passenger, Moss.
A search of the suspect turned up a baggie of marijuana and a second baggie of cocaine that weighed 43.7 grams.
n Debra Kaye London, aka Chocolate, 38, of Killeen was arraigned Sunday by Cooke on a charge of possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram.
Around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Killeen police were dispatched to Terrace Motel at 1708 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. on a credit card abuse investigation.
During the investigation, the officer located London in Room 121. The officer was familiar with London and knew she was warned not to return to the motel.
London was arrested for criminal trespassing.
When she was striped searched at the police department, a small baggie, containing .04 grams of cocaine was found on her body.
n Alonzo Washington Jr., 20, of Killeen was being held Monday in lieu of a $100,000 bond set by Cooke on a Copperas Cove Police Department warrant charging Washington with theft more than $20,000 and less than $100,000.
Washington apparently stole a vehicle.
n Copperas Cove police were investigating Monday a case involving aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, assault with bodily injury, an accident and failure to stop and render aid.
The incident occurred at 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of East Truman Avenue.
n A Sony PlayStation 2 game system with 10 games, a laptop computer, a camcorder, an unknown number of checks and a radio/receiver/CD player were taken between 10 a.m. Saturday and 8:30 p.m. Sunday when a home in the 4300 block of Lloyd Drive in Killeen was burglarized.
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