Menard man 'armed and dangerous' threatened Brownwood police, last seen in Brady
West Texas law enforcement are searching for a Menard man, who called Brownwood police and told dispatch to quit chasing him or he'd shoot, according to a Brady Police Department Facebook post.
The Brady Police Department and Menard County law enforcement are searching for Ryan Christopher Graham. He "should be considered armed and dangerous," according to Brady police. Graham was last seen in Brady on Sunday, March 28, 2021 in a stolen red Dodge pickup.
If someone sees Graham, they are advised to contact local law enforcement.
Chase begins in Brownwood, police threatened
About 7 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2021, Brownwood police responded to a reckless driver call in the 1100 block of Early Boulevard. The vehicle had been "swerving from lane to lane at high speeds and almost striking other vehicles," according to the post.
A Brownwood police officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but it fled "fast and recklessly." Officers pursued and blocked intersections as the chase continued west through the city into the county, according to the post.
The vehicle drove through a fence on County Road 196 and into a creek, and the driver continued to flee on foot. While fleeing, Graham called dispatch and told them to tell law enforcement to "quit chasing him or he was going to shoot them or commit suicide by cop," the post stated.
Law enforcement built a perimeter around Cheyenne Lane and County Road 156. He shot multiple times. Law enforcement located an AK-47 with a broke stock and the man's driver's license, according to the post.
Multiple law enforcement departments continued to search with night-vision drones and a Department of Public Safety helicopter, but could not find him. He was seen with a pistol, and a witness said he was "running naked through the pasture carrying a backpack," the post stated.
The investigation continued as police learned Graham had stolen a red Dodge pickup and was last seen in Brady.
Alana Edgin is a journalist covering Crime and Courts in West Texas. Send her a news tip at email@example.com.