Robbery Victim Shares Story After Bryan Police Arrest Two Following Chase

BRYAN - A man who begged for his life after two armed robbers stuck a gun to his head shares his story with News 3.

Now the accused robbers are behind bars after an hour long crime spree that ended with a high speed chase.

"I'm glad I still got my life you know, " said Adam Lopez of Bryan.

Lopez says that with all sincerity, knowing it all could have ended Thursday morning.

He was in front of his home on Commerce Street in Bryan when, just after midnight, two men stopped to ask him directions. The next thing he knew, Adam had a gun to the back of his head.

"They then went through my pockets and got what they wanted and then the passenger suggested shooting me in the head and I pleaded that you know I had kids," he said.

After taking Adam's cash, cell phones and shoes, the men took off, looking for their next target.

Only nine minutes later police say the pair attempted to rob a 27-year-old woman here at the Oakwood Mobile Homes on Clear Leaf Drive. But after they allegedly pointed a gun at her she said she didn't have any money and they fled.

"The female had stepped out of her vehicle to check her mail," said Officer Kelley McKethan, with the Bryan Police Department.

McKethan says police were responding to Adam's 911 call, when the second victim called for help.

"In both instances the victims were able to give very good detailed descriptions of both suspects, they gave a very detailed description of the vehicle and the direction of travel," she said.

Police eventually had to use spike strips to stop the suspects, ending a 20 minute chase that reached speeds up to 95-miles-per-hour.

The driver, 26-year-old Katrell Lindsey of Brenham was arrested immediately.

29-year-old Deandrea Phillips of Bryan ran into a pasture but was spotted a short time later by a DPS helicopter.

Both suspects remain in the Brazos County Jail without bond.

Phillips was arrested in March for failing to register as a sex offender.

He was convicted in 2007 of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old and was sentenced to seven years in prison.


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