Incident at 2100 Nina Lee Lane
March 13, 2005 -- Charges have
been filed against a suspect who endangered the safety of an HPD
officer while evading arrest at 2100 Nina Lee Lane on Sunday,
March 13, 2005 about 3:15 a.m. No one was injured when an officer
shot once at the suspect's vehicle.
The suspect, Jonathan Ray Villarreal (w/m DOB:
2-9-87) has been charged with aggravated assault on a police officer.
Charges are pending against a juvenile suspect.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant T.C. Bloyd and
Officer D. L. Robertson reported:
Officer S. Frank, a four-year-veteran and Officer
D. Carter, a two-year-veteran, assigned to the North Patrol Division
initiated a felony traffic stop of a Dodge Intrepid. This vehicle
was stolen in an aggravated robbery at 9900 Hempstead Highway
approximately 30 minutes prior to the traffic stop. The victim
of the aggravated robbery observed the stolen vehicle driving
off with a black Ford truck following. Uniformed HPD Officers
J. C. Oliver and F. J. Heenan, also assigned to the North Patrol
Division, assisted the officers in the felony traffic stop As
the officers took the juvenile female driver of the Dodge Intrepid
into custody they observed the black Ford truck approach the officers.
Officers Frank and Oliver issued verbal commands for the truck
to stop and turn off the engine. The driver of the Ford truck,
later identified as Jonathan Villarreal, ignored the officers'
verbal commands. Villarreal backed the truck up into a residential
driveway and then accelerated at Officer Oliver. Responding to
the deadly threat to Officer Oliver, Officer Frank fired one shot
striking the passenger side of the suspect's vehicle as it passed
in front of him. A vehicle pursuit followed and Villarreal was
seen throwing what appeared to be a handgun from the vehicle.
Villarreal drove into an apartment complex located at 4211 Sherwood
Lane striking two unoccupied cars in the parking lot. Villarreal
fled on foot
and was caught a short time later.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.