Wanted armored car robbery suspect puts up fight when captured www.privateofficer.com
PASADENA, Texas April 22 2012 – It took five Pasadena police officers to capture a suspect Thursday night who was wanted for a 2009 aggravated robbery, in which an armored car guard was shot in the head.
Chad Eric Haywood, 23, was charged in the Missouri City robbery last week after a lengthy investigation.
Detectives learned Thursday that he was living at the Parkside Place Apartments in the 3100 block of Spencer Road.
Detectives conducted surveillance on the apartments and summoned a SWAT team because of the “suspect’s violent nature.”
When Haywood pulled into the parking lot, he was approached by an officer. Police say Haywood fled on foot toward Strawberry Park.
After a brief foot chase, four officers tackled the suspect on the southwest side of the park. Haywood, who is 6’4 and 250 pounds, resisted arrest and tried to get to his feet, according to police. When a fifth officer arrived and joined the struggle, Haywood tried to grab his gun, police said.
They finally got him under control and handcuffed him. But he reportedly tried to disarm another officer who was walking him to a patrol car.
Haywood was then escorted “under tight restraint” to a police unit and transported to the police station and confined, according to police.
Police say they found two guns in Haywood’s apartment: a Ruger SR-40 caliber semi-automatic handgun, a Draco AK-47 semi-automatic and five 30-round magazines.
Along with the Missouri City aggravated robbery, Haywood is now with attempting to disarm a law enforcement officer, a state jail felony.
He’s being held on a bond of $102,000.
Officers at the arrest scene reported several people at the park at the time of the incident appeared to be video-recording with cell phones. If there is anyone who has video of the disarming attempts, the police department would like to obtain it or a copy. The police dispatch contact number for that purpose is 713 – 477-1221.