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GPD arrests two after Nov. 7 chase

Rikki Ryanna Roman and Kevin Michael Hogue are in the Young County Jail after the pair led the Graham Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies on a vehicle and foot chase Thursday, Nov. 7.

Around 3:20 p.m. GPD K-9 Sergeant Austin Lawrence was dispatched to a suspicious noise complaint in the 700 block of Indiana St., according to a GPD press release. The sergeant drove down the alley between Indiana and Texas Street and observed a red SUV parked blocking the alley.

Lawrence recognized the driver to be Hogue, who he knew had outstanding warrant for his arrest, and the passenger to be Roman. According to the press release, as the sergeant approached the vehicle he heard the engine start and saw the brake lights turn on which led him to believe they were going to flee from the scene.

“Lawrence ran to the vehicle and managed to open the front passenger door as the vehicle took off,” the press release reads. “Sgt. Lawrence grabbed ahold of the roof and the front passenger door and ordered Hogue to stop the vehicle. Hogue accelerated the vehicle and started driving away with Sgt. Lawrence hanging onto the vehicle. Sgt. Lawrence was able to jump off the vehicle as it sped away.”

The K-9 Sergeant ran to his vehicle to give chase, but as the pair fled their vehicle hit a dip in the alleyway causing them to crash. Hogue and Roman then exited the vehicle and fled on foot.

According to the press release, Texas Department of Public Safety Corporal Josh Collins arrived and was able to apprehend Roman.

Law enforcements officers from GPD, DPS and the Young County Sheriff’s Office assisted in searching for Hogue, but were unsuccessful locating him in the area.

Later that night, GPD Sergeant Pedro Marrufo located Hogue at a residence on Pennsylvania Street and took him into custody on outstanding warrants and he was booked into the Young County Jail.

The SUV was impounded at the Graham Police Department and Roman was charged with evading arrest or detention, failure to identify, possession of marijuana under two ounces, possession of a controlled substance and a local warrant. She was transported to Graham Regional Medical Center to be examined for a minor injury, according to the press release.

Once she was released from GRMC, she was transported to the Young County Jail where she remained as of Thursday, Nov. 14 with a total bond of $20,500.

On Friday, Nov. 8, GPD was notified the SUV was reported stolen out of Wichita Falls and Lawrence obtained arrest warrants for Hogue for the offenses of aggravated assault on a public servant and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Hogue was also charged with with evading arrest or detention.

He remained in Young County Jail as of Thursday, Nov. 14, with a total bond of $194,500.

The Graham Leader

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P.O. Box 600
Graham, Texas 76450
Phone: (940) 549-7800
Fax: (940) 228-0589