Residential Burglary Suspect Caught During Foot Chase (Press Release)

by Public Information Officer, Thursday, November 01, 2012, 02:00 (2302 days ago)

ABILENE, TX – Late this morning, at approximately 11:30 am, an officer with the Abilene Police Department’s (APD) Patrol Division observed a suspect, Christopher Charles Minor (DOB: 06/09/90), that was sought in connection with a felony evading incident that occurred on October 27, 2012. The officer attempted to contact Mr. Minor in the 5400 block of S. 1st Street. Mr. Minor immediately fled from the officer and a foot chase ensued even after being commanded to stop. Several officers, including officers with the Street Crimes Unit (SCU), responded to assist and establish a perimeter. The suspect continued to evade officers for approximately nine minutes until he was captured in the 5200 block of Durango Drive. Mr. Minor was arrested, positively identified and searched. Mr. Minor was found in possession of a satchel containing various small items. During the search, a pack of cigarettes containing an unknown substance was located and tested positive for the presence of cocaine which had an approximate weight of 3.8 grams.

Mr. Minor was taken to the Law Enforcement Center for questioning as a person of interest in crimes involving recent residential burglaries and as a suspect in a felony evading incident. Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division questioned Mr. Minor. Officers with SCU also assisted in the investigation by recovering a backpack containing several items, including small electronics, which were under Mr. Minor’s control. During the course of this investigation, Mr. Minor was found to be complicit and responsible for two residential burglaries that occurred on/about October 30th. The first residential burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Westminster Drive and the second one occurred in the 1300 block of Kingsbury Road. Additionally, the preliminary investigation revealed that some of the items recovered from the backpack were identified as stolen property. Efforts to identify those victims have already commenced but will require further investigation.

Mr. Minor was arrested today for four felony charges: 2nd-degree felony Manufacture & Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine), 2nd-degree felony Burglary of a Habitation (2 counts), and 3rd-degree felony evading (pre-indictment warrant issued today for the October 27th incident). In addition to the felony charges, he was also arrested for today’s misdemeanor evading incident and two misdemeanor municipal warrants. These cases will be presented to the Taylor County District Attorney’s office for consideration of charges.

This investigation continues and more details may become available as the investigation allows.

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