Abilene man arrested after driving stolen car into house


ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) — An Abilene man was arrested after driving a stolen car into a house Monday evening.

Mike Gomez, from Abilene, was arrested for robbery and driving while intoxicated.

Police responded to a stolen vehicle call at North 10th and North Danville Drive around 6:50 p.m., when another call was received reporting a vehicle crash with the suspect involved.

According to police reports, the victim said he was trying to get money out of his car to pay Gomez for a motorcycle when he assaulted him and stole his car.

Mike Gomez, charged with robbery and driving while intoxicated

The man was driving eastbound on Ambler Avenue and lost control of the vehicle before crossing oncoming traffic and hitting the home and a pickup parked nearby.

“A witness heard a vehicle crash near the above location and saw the defendant climb out of the driver’s window of the wrecked vehicle, which was the victim’s stolen vehicle, and leave the scene on foot,” said the Police Report.

Authorities arrested Gomez as he was leaving the scene, who was found to be intoxicated.

The home, which is vacant, and the pickup were both damaged.

The victim saw the defendant and advised that he was the
same person who assaulted him and stole his vehicle.

Gomez was transported to the hospital for medical treatment and was transported to Taylor County Jail after he was released.

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