On Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 Officers of the Pleasanton Police Department were dispatched to the Pleasanton Walmart for a report of a robbery. It was reported that a male had pushed a 69-year-old female and taken her purse in the parking lot at Walmart. The description of the minivan the suspect jumped into was quickly broadcasted by Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers. A Jourdanton police officer spotted the suspected vehicle in Jourdanton. The Jourdanton Police Department attempted to conduct a stop of the minivan which did not stop and turned back into Pleasanton. Pleasanton Police Department then began pursuing the suspect vehicle through Pleasanton where it turned southbound on 281. The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office joined in at that point and began assisting with the vehicle pursuit. The vehicle pursuit was near the Atascosa- Live Oak County line when a Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper was able to use a tire deflation device to stop the vehicle. The Live Oak County Sheriff’s Office also assisted with the apprehension as well as the Texas Rangers.
After a thorough investigation was done the individuals were identified as 31 year old Terry Davis and 31- year-old Athea Miguez out of Lufkin, TX. It was determined Miguez was driving around the Walmart parking lot while Davis exited the vehicle and stole a purse from a shopping cart and proceeded to enter the vehicle and speed off.
Both individuals had committed a home invasion in Sabine County and were wanted for Aggravated Robbery, Burglary of a Habitation and Engaging in organized crime.
During the subsequent interviews, a confession was obtained stating the two were involved in a series of Robberies over the course of three weeks, possibly in the San Antonio area. The information was passed on to San Antonio Robbery detectives. Miguez and Davis are both facing charges of Theft $100-$750 against an elderly, Evading arrest, Manufacture or Delivery of controlled substance 4 grams but less than 200 grams, possession of controlled substance pg under 1 gram. Davis received an additional charge of Tampering with Evidence.
The Pleasanton Police Department would like to thank the alert citizens who called in the incident to 911 and were able to quickly get a description of the suspected vehicle. The Pleasanton Police Department would also like to thank the Atascosa County Sherriff’s Office, Jourdanton Police Department, Texas State Troopers, Live Oak County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Rangers for their assistance in apprehending these individuals.