The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the assistance of the public in obtaining information in regards to a theft that occurred at The Rock Shop in Indian Springs on or about October 7, 2019.
An unknown suspect(s) removed several articles including
rings, gems, and other valuables.
If you have any information on this case that will help with
the investigation, contact Crime Stoppers
at 936-327-STOP or Detective Lee Rogers at 936-329-9024, where you can remain
anonymous and may collect a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.
On Wednesday, a Polk County
jury found Garon Bernard Randolph of Livingston guilty of a first degree felony
charge of aggravated assault of a public servant in connection with an incident
that occurred Nov. 21, 2018.
Randolph faces 15 to 99 years
or life in prison. That sentence will be set at a later date by 258th
District Court Judge Travis Kitchens once a presentence investigation is
Testimony from Livingston
Police Sgt. Darrell Newman showed that Randolph attempted to flee from
officers, at one point forcing Newman to draw his weapon and move quickly to
avoid being struck by Randolph’s car.
Officers made contact with
Randolph after employees at the AT&T store triggered the store’s silent
alarm system just after noon Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2018. They told Livingston
Police Officers that two men had taken cell phone cases and fled from the store
in a gray Ford Mustang.
officers spotted the vehicle while en route to the call and initiated a traffic
stop. The driver and passenger spoke briefly to officers in the Burger King
parking lot before the driver — later identified as Randolph — reportedly
told the passenger that he was not going to jail and drove away.
the driver accelerated to leave the parking lot, Newman narrowly avoided behind
hit by the fleeing vehicle by jumping out of its path. The Mustang struck a
Livingston patrol vehicle, causing minor damage. It struck another vehicle on
the way out of the parking lot. The occupants of that vehicle included an adult
male and a small child in a safety seat.
passenger remained behind and continued to cooperate with police.
pursued the fleeing Mustang east on West Church, then north on Pine Street and
west on Martin Luther King Dr.
driver failed to negotiate the right turn onto the U.S. 59 access road and
crashed into the median.
then exited the vehicle and fled on foot with Officer Adam Williford pursuing
across the northbound lanes of the highway.
Matt Parrish said Williford attempted to subdue the suspect with a taser and
pepper spray and eventually tackled him to the ground.
continued to fight Williford until other officers arrived to assist.
deputies placed the suspect — later identified as Garon Benard Randolph, 29, of
Livingston — in a county patrol car and transported him from the center median
of Hwy. 59 back to the access road.
was charged with aggravated assault against a public servant; evading arrest or
detention with a vehicle; accident involving injury; resisting arrest, search
or transport; prohibited substance in a correctional facility; abandon/endanger
child criminal negligence; theft of property; accident involving damage to
vehicle; no driver’s license when unlicensed; and disorderly conduct.
has been in custody at the Polk County Jail since May 27 when bonds on several
of the above charges were revoked.