Texarkana Man Arrested For Allegedly Trying to Steal Scooter at Coffee Shop
The Texarkana, Texas Police Department arrested a male suspect after he allegedly tried to steal a scooter at the Starbucks on North State Line Avenue.
Authorities identified the suspect as Jasyn Alexander, 39, of Texarkana, Ark.
Police say a Deputy US Marshal observed Alexander enter the Starbucks parking lot and attempt to load a scooter into the bed of a truck. When the scooter’s alarm went off, police say Alexander quickly abandoned his efforts and left. The Marshal followed the truck as it traveled on Texas Boulevard and he then notified the Texarkana Police Communications Center.
Texarkana, Texas Police stopped Alexander in the 4300 block of Olive Street. Officers immediately recognized Alexander as the suspect in connection with several recent thefts and knew that he had an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Robbery. He was arrested without incident.
Officers say they found used syringes and a substance believed to methamphetamine in the bed of the truck. Police also report finding several new items with price tags still attached that matched items reported stolen from Texarkana businesses over the last week. Authorities say Alexander had Social Security cards and a drivers' licenses in his possession that belonged to other people. Officers also discovered that the license plate on the vehicle was fictitious and that the truck had been reported stolen in Miller County, Ark.
Alexander was transported to the Bi-State Jail, where he remains in custody. He is charged with Aggravated Robbery ($100,000 bond), Theft of Property ($10,000), Unauthorized Use of Vehicle ($25,000), Possession of Controlled Substance ($10,000), and Fraudulent Use/Possession of Identifying Information ($25,000).
Additional charges against Alexander are possible as detectives continue to investigate.