Truck stolen at gunpoint returned to owner, one minor arrested

Truck stolen at gunpoint returned to owner, one minor arrested

July 29 at 8:48 p.m., deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 200 block of Jerry Drive in Nederland in reference to a reported aggravated robbery in which two Hispanic males stole the victim’s pickup truck at gunpoint, Deputy Marcus McLellan said in a release.

Deputies spotted a truck matching the description traveling on Spurlock Road. Deputies confirmed this was the stolen truck and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver of the truck refused to stop and led deputies on a short pursuit on Highway 69 before exiting FM 365.

The driver then sped through the parking lot and slowed down as he neared the Starbucks. He exited the pickup and took off on foot towards the back of Starbucks on FM 365.

After a short foot chase, the suspect was taken in to custody without incident with the assistance of Nederland Police Department.

Only one Hispanic male was in the vehicle at the time of the pursuit. He was identified as a minor and was taken to Minnie Rogers Juvenile Correctional Facility.

The victim’s truck was returned to him without damage.

- Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

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