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Suspect arrested after attempting to rob jogger near University Dr.

Posted at 11:45 AM, May 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-10 11:50:29-04

COLLEGE STATION, TX — A man arrested for allegedly attacking a jogger in College Station tried to get away with his crime by making a 911 call and reporting a shooting in a different location, according to police.

18-year-old Demontreyon Jackson, of Houston, is charged with aggravated robbery, evading arrest, making a false police report and failing to identify.

The Texas A&M University Police Department (UPD) received a report of an Attempted Aggravated Robbery on May 9 around 6:20 a.m.

The victim reported that he was jogging near Polo Road and University Drive when the suspect attacked him from behind.

During the struggle, the victim was knocked to the ground onto his back and tried to to remove the victim's gold wedding ring from his left ring finger, according to the arrest affidavit.

The victim then began to kick the man in an attempt to get the suspect off him. The victim also said Jackson bit him on the shoulder.

A witness stopped to intervene and the suspect fled the scene toward Century Square, according to police.

Police say a handgun was recovered and determined to be an air soft gun.

Police said a report then came into dispatch, claiming a gun had just been fired in one of the apartments at Northpoint Crossing. However, when officers were searching in that area, they did not hear gunfire.

Police said the call came from Jackson, who was trying to get officers to go to another area of the complex so he could make his getaway again.

A College Station police K9 officer tracked Jackson and officers found a shirt and shoes the victim said Jackson had been wearing during the attack.

The suspect was located by the College Station Police K9 Unit at Northpoint Crossing and arrested.

The victim was transported to Scott & White Hospital for minor lacerations.

Jackson is being held at the Brazos County Jail on a $52,000 bond.

Police say to always stay alert and be aware of your surroundings. If you observe suspicious activity, report it to the police immediately.