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Capital Murder Suspect Slams Into Officer's Car

Capital Murder Suspect Slams Into Officer's Car

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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.


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    use2bdetect

    over 3 years ago

    4 Comments

    thr truck was not stolen it belonged to a family member!!!! they gave him the keys,get both sides of the story and stop judging!!!!!

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    use2bdetect

    over 3 years ago

    4 Comments

    state the facts,1,yes he did do a u turn,2,yes he was speeding,3,no he did not ram the officer head on,4,the officer wanted to be a hero and thought the person would not ram him, the video clearly shows the officer pulling out in the way of the speeding vehicle,at top speeds it is hard to control vehicles,if they are trained for the pit maneuver why didn't they use it, because this is what they wanted for a serious accident to happen, i have been following the story and doing research on officers from there,alot of things have not been adding up,why would you interview the cousin of the witness and not the witness,then you stated that some1 seen him dump the body behind the store,2 mistakes back to back,then that bogus police report,on medication u will say anything,mistake 3

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    Ahi

    over 3 years ago

    1990 Comments

    prayers for a speedy and full recovery!

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    roscoeswat

    over 3 years ago

    74 Comments

    Get well. Was he trying to get out of the way, or was he trying to prevent the bandit from killing someone with a high-speed wrong way chase?

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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    10928 Comments

    Glad the officer will be OK, and that Texas has, and USES, the death penalty !!! The POS needs and deserves the needle.

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    usa_24

    over 3 years ago

    5022 Comments

    I hope the officer makes a full recovery. I hope they put that scum bag away for a very long time.

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    Sheriff_1

    over 3 years ago

    8026 Comments

    Best wishes and a speedy recovery

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    LynchburgPD

    over 3 years ago

    18 Comments

    Get well soon Officer Gober from Lynchburg, Virginia PD

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    denise65

    over 3 years ago

    2684 Comments

    Officer Gober,
    Get well soon. You are in my prayers.

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    AKangel

    over 3 years ago

    4950 Comments

    Godspeed on your recovery Officer Gober, Hope the POS goes down for this.......

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    delano388

    over 3 years ago

    4318 Comments

    Get well quickly

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    HOOKEM

    over 3 years ago

    608 Comments

    i'm sorry but i don't think he would have gotten out of that suv w/out a few more injuries!! thank goodness ofc gober more or less walked away from this incident.

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    RescueNanny

    over 3 years ago

    2646 Comments

    That video made me winch. Hate to have been in that officer's shoes. Glad the officer is okay.

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    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    Get well!!!

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    lanespd200

    over 3 years ago

    260 Comments

    Get well!

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