A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is in effect for Lee County until 4am. A line of strong to severe thunderstorms -- containing gusty winds, heavy rain, thunder, & lightning -- is sliding east toward the Brazos Valley. Rain & storms are expected in the area through the pre-sunrise hours.
An alleged thief added to his troubles when authorities say he pulled a switch blade.
Chad Ball, 20, of Bryan was in Macy's when mall security approached him around 2:15 p.m. believing he had taken some goods. Ball then reportedly pulled a knife and tried to run, only to be tackled by security, who suffered minor injuries in an ensuing scuffle.
Ball faces charges of aggravated robbery and possesion of a prohibited weapon.
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