Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested two of three aggravated robbery suspects who led them on a chase that culminated in a deputy involved shooting last, Wednesday morning, April 23, 2014, in east Harris County.
Deputies charged Jeffrey Britten, 20, and Javon Price, 19, with aggravated robbery, evading arrest and aggravated assault on a peace officer.
The trio attempted to rob the Texaco gas station at 15600 East Freeway around 12:15 am. The store manager had locked the doors as two of the suspects wearing bandannas over their faces tried to enter.
They fled the scene in a black Saturn after not being able to gain entry.
At 1:10 am, the suspects robbed at gunpoint the Exxon gas station at the 200 block of Dell Dale and the East Freeway, fleeing with $130.
The description of the robbers and vehicle matched that of the earlier attempted robbery.
While deputies were searching the area, they observed a black Saturn parked across from the Valero gas station at Dell Dale and Wallisville Road.
Price, Britten and an unidentified third suspect were ordered to exit the vehicle.
As Deputy S. Herrmann, a 14 year veteran assigned to East District patrol was ordering the driver Britten to exit the vehicle, Britten accelerated the vehicle and the driver side door struck Herrmann on the arm, causing a cut.
Deputies pursued the suspects in the Sonoma Ranch subdivision until they crashed their vehicle at Fallow Lane and Rock Ridge Drive.
All three suspects then fled on foot.
Herrmann was chasing the unidentified suspect when the suspect began climbing a fence to jump onto a home’s roof. The suspect was on the roof when he pointed a weapon at Herrmann.
Fearing for his life he discharged his weapon at the suspect. The suspect was not hit and fled from him. An intensive search of the area was conducted by HCSO personnel.
They did locate Britten and Price hiding in backyards of the subdivision. The suspect who pointed his weapon at deputy Herrmann was not located.
He is only described as a black male, stocky build wearing dark colored clothing.
HCSO Robbery Investigators are interviewing Britten and Price, with pending additional charges to be filed.
Anyone with information about the suspects’ identity in this case and/or location is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS or to submit a tip via the iWatchHarrisCounty phone app.