Everybody knows that things get slippery when wet, and you don’t ever want to do stupid stuff when the streets are slippery. You know… like driving to fast or trying to run away with your hands cuffed behind your back.
The Texarkana, Texas Police said that they arrested Stephen Payne Sunday morning after a man on N. Kenwood called 911 to report that he’d seen someone climb over his fence and walk through his back yard. If that weren’t enough to make him suspicious, he noticed that he was carrying a laptop computer even though it was misting rain, the man who called police said.
Officers said the suspect was walking a couple blocks away
Officers Dacota Taylor and Colton Johnson said they found Payne walking a couple blocks away and stopped him. They saud tget immediately noticed that Payne smelled strongly of marijuana and wound up arresting him after they talked to him for a few minutes.
Police said that the officer let go of him briefly to open the back door to the patrol car so he could get in and Payne took off running. They said he was still wearing handcuffs.
Unfortunately for Payne, police said that he slipped on the wet concrete as he tried to get away and fell face first. Despite Payne kicking at the officers while he laid on the ground, police said that they were able to take him back into custody without much difficulty. However, police said that they had to call an ambulance for him because his face was bleeding pretty bad from when he fell.
In the meantime, police allege that Sgt. Jeremy Courtney noticed that the front door on a house in the neighborhood was standing open. When the owners got back home a few minutes later, they said that they found that a laptop and several other things were missing from inside their house. Police said that Payne had with him when we stopped him.
After he was treated at the hospital, police said that they took Mr. Payne to the Bi-State Jail.
Police said that Payne was charged with Burglary, Evading Arrest, Resisting Arrest, and Possession of Marijuana. A judge set his total bond at $48,000 this morning.