Capital Murder Suspect Slams Into Officer's Car
Fort Worth Star-Telegram via YellowBrix
August 17, 2010
FORT WORTH — A Fort Worth police officer tried to move his patrol car from the path of an SUV just seconds before it rammed him almost head-on early Saturday, injuring both drivers, according to video from a police helicopter released Monday.
The video shows the SUV driver, Stanley Wayne Robertson, 42, of College Station, leading several officers on a low-speed chase that began about 1:30 a.m. on West Lancaster Avenue and meandered through parts of downtown.
Police had been searching for Robertson since College Station police alerted them that he was suspected of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend’s mother from a College Station Walmart and stabbing her.
The body of the mother, 59-year-old Anne Toliver, was later found in the parking lot of a shopping center in the 4000 block of Camp Bowie Boulevard.
Officer Kerry Gober was treated for injuries at a hospital and was released Sunday, police said.
Robertson remained hospitalized Monday under police guard. In addition to a capital murder charge, he faces a Tarrant County charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with Gober’s injuries.
Moments after police tried to spike the tires of Robertson’s SUV, the video shows, it made a U-turn on U.S. 287 and passed several patrol cars before veering directly into the path of another one stopped on the freeway shoulder near East Rosedale Street.
A couple of seconds before impact, the video shows Gober trying to get out of the way, but the SUV plowed into the corner of the car’s front passenger side.
“Start MedStar. He just ran into another vehicle here head-on,” an officer says on the tape. “It’s going to be one of our own units he hit head-on.”
Responding officers pulled Gober from the patrol car, which caught fire, while others swooped in on Robertson in the SUV, guns drawn.
Later, officers found Toliver’s body. She had been stabbed multiple times, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.
Before the chase and crash, police said, callers to 911 reported seeing a woman covered in blood in the passenger seat of an SUV on Goodman Avenue in west Fort Worth.