Possible Link Uncovered in Kidnapping, Robbery

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email
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UPDATE: Booking information listed for the suspect arrested recently for a kidnapping shows an address which suggests a possible connection to an armed robbery of the Donald Donut Shop in Bryan Wednesday.

Ryan Zachary Drake, 28, was arrested Wednesday night on charges of kidnapping and felony evading arrest.

County records list Drake's permanent address as the same apartment for which a search warrant was issued in the donut shop robbery.

Police have not yet made any official connections in the case, but did say late Wednesday that additional charges were pending.

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A good deed from a College Station man turned into a potentially deadly situation Wednesday.

It all began Wednesday afternoon when 28-year-old Ryan Zachary Drake approached a 74-year-old College Station man asking for a ride to a local medical clinic. That Good Samaritan was not only kidnapped, he was robbed, threatened and left in the woods. Then police say Drake took them on a dangerous high speed pursuit through Bryan and College Station.

After Drake allegedly threatened, robbed and abandoned his 74-year-old victim more than 30 miles from his home, he drove back to College Station in the stolen vehicle. And *that* is what sparked a dangerous high speed chase that zigzagged through crowded areas of town.

Drake was initially spotted just after 6 near Longmire Drive and Brothers in College Station. A Police officer attempted to pull him over, but they say he ran off. About an hour later that same patrol officer spotted the suspect going west on Southwest Parkway - and according to police that sparked a long chase from Southwest Parkway, leading down Texas Avenue -- at some points going the wrong way through traffic. Investigators say the suspect later jumped a curb at the Rock Prairie Feeder Road at Highway Six, with the pursuit ending in a wooded area off of Linda Lane.

It doesn't surprise me just knowing my father; as gentle and caring he is," said Boriskie. "He was just trying to do what he thought was right."

At 11 Wednesday afternoon, Kevin Boriskie's 74-year father Floyd was approached in his garage by a man later identified as 28-year-old Ryan Zachary Drake. Drake claimed he was in distress and desperately needed a ride to the Scott and White Medical Clinic in College Station. Wanting to help out, the two got in the car and began driving....

"He told him to drive towards Navasota; and when they got towards Arrington Road in College Station he forced something against his neck and told him to keep driving,” said Boriskie.

The object placed against his neck was sharp, however the victim wasn't clear exactly what it was so he continued driving south on Highway 6 until they reached Navasota. Details in the police report reveal Drake told him quote, "If you do what I say you won't get hurt."

“And then he forced him to call his wife and tell her that everything was okay, and by that time she could tell something was wrong,” Boriskie said.

Floyd was forced to drive to a dead end dirt road and walk towards the woods -- drop his keys, wallet and cell phone. The suspect then drove off in Floyd's Honda SUV. The distraught 74-year-old flagged down a passerby -- and they called 911.

“We’re incredibly thankful for the efforts from police and just so fortunate it ended the way that it did end,” said Boriskie. “We're just still in shock that this did happen."

Floyd Boriskie received a minor cut on his neck from the sharp object the Drake reportedly used to threaten him. The Boriskie family says Drake's arrest provides reassurance that the suspect isn't out free to strike again.

Drake is now charged with 3 counts of felony evading, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and kidnapping.


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