Robbery Suspect Arrested at End of Pursuit With Deputy

June 2, 2008 - Charges have been filed against a robbery suspect arrested after he evaded a Harris County Precinct 2 Deputy Constable at 10200 Kingspoint about 10:45 p.m. on Saturday (May 31).

The suspect, identified as Arrington Floyd Burley (b/m, DOB: 11-16-86), is charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping in the 176th State District Court. The charges were sought by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office since the robbery happened in its jurisdiction.

The deputy constable, Juan Contreras, who discharged his weapon one time at the suspect, was not injured.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J.D. Shirley and Officer J. Robles reported:

Precinct 2 Deputy Constable Contreras was responding to an assist-the-officer call when, as he was driving on Hughes Road, he saw a vehicle taken in a robbery the previous day. Deputy Contreras attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the driver (Burley) fled. The vehicle pursuit ended in the 10200 block of Kingspoint when Burley lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a ditch. The deputy gave verbal commands to Burley and noticed he was ignoring the commands and starting to climb out of his vehicle with a pistol in his hand. Fearing Burley was going to shoot him as he continued to ignore the commands, Deputy Contreras fired his weapon one time, missing Burley. At that time, Burley dropped his weapon and ran. He was arrested a short time later.

As is customary when a law enforcement officer discharges a weapon in the city limits, the HPD Homicide Division is investigating the incident.

Inc #080191208

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