The Temple Police Department is currently investigating a burglary and aggravated assault on a public servant that occurred in the early hours of Saturday, January 20.
At approximately 6:24 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 4300 block of Charter Oak Drive following reports of a burglary. Upon arrival, officers discovered that the residence was vacant and observed two adult males in a vehicle loaded with items taken from the building.
When officers approached the suspects, one of them attempted to flee the scene on foot but was successfully apprehended by an officer. The second suspect, however, tried to escape in the vehicle and allegedly attempted to run over an officer as he fled towards Belton.
A vehicle pursuit ensued, led by the Bell County Sheriff’s Department, taking the suspects southbound on I-35 and into Salado. The pursuit concluded when the suspect stopped the vehicle in Salado and attempted to flee on foot but was eventually apprehended.
Both suspects are currently in custody under the Bell County Sheriff’s Department. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported in connection with this incident.
The case is currently under investigation, and authorities are urging anyone with information to contact the Temple Police Department at 254-298-5500 or the Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-8477. Callers have the option to report anonymously, and tips can also be submitted anonymously at bellcountycrimestoppers.com.