Brownwood police are investigating a break-in early Friday morning at Doc’s Drug Store and the theft of pills, Assistant Police Chief James Fuller said.
Police responded to an alarm at 4:50 a.m. and arrived to find the glass door shattered, Fuller said.
“They went in real fast and started grabbing pills,” Fuller said.
Fuller had no additional details to release.
Doc’s Drug Store was burglarized in June, also in the early morning hours and about two hours after a Stephenville pharmacy was hit.
In an unrelated incident, a Comanche man remained in the Brown County Jail Friday after deputies arrested shortly after midnight following a vehicle pursuit.
Jackie Byrd, 34, was charged with evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, jail records state.
According to a report by deputy Terry Sliter:
Sliter pulled into the EZ Mart on Highway 279 and saw a man slumped over the wheel of a car as though passed out. Sliter smelled marijuana, and Sliter was able to speak with the man, telling him to get out of the vehicle.
The man refused and drove away as Sliter tried to get him out, leading to a pursuit that lasted about 35 minutes and reached speeds in excess of 95 mph.
Cpl. Joe Thomas deployed spike strips on FM 2273, which flattened on of the vehicle’s tires. The driver, identified as Byrd, turned onto U.S. Highway 183 toward May, then stopped on the flat tire and surrendered.
In another unrelated incident, Brownwood police arrested Stacey Ruiz, 31, of San Angelo, on a charge of injury to a child after police were dispatched to 1800 block of Eighth, police and jail records state.
Ruiz was also booked on a warrant for failure to appear for theft