A College Station man was arrested early Thursday after authorities said he burglarized a vehicle, then nearly crashed into multiple police officers and patrol vehicles while driving a stolen car.
According to Bryan police, authorities were dispatched to a neighborhood surrounding Forestwood Drive around 3:15 a.m. after receiving a report of a vehicle burglary. Officers formed a perimeter around the neighborhood and saw a pedestrian, later identified as Marquise Antwone Castilleja, 18, who ran to a Toyota parked nearby.
Police said Castilleja drove into the path of an officer, who was able to jump out of the way, and drove his car at a high rate of speed toward three patrol vehicles. According to authorities, Castilleja drove onto Harvey Mitchell Parkway until reaching the intersection of Texas 6. At the access road, he collided with the rear of a tractor-trailer before jumping out and running into the woods. A K-9 officer was dispatched, and Castilleja eventually surrendered, police said. Authorities later said they found marijuana on Castilleja and determined the car he was driving had been reported stolen on Wednesday.
After he was treated at the hospital, Castilleja was booked on three counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, first-degree felonies each punishable by up to 99 years in prison; evading arrest in a vehicle, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison; unauthorized use of a vehicle, a state jail felony punishable by up to two years in a state jail; and misdemeanor charges of accident involving damage to a vehicle, possession of marijuana, driving while intoxicated and evading arrest on foot. He remains in the Brazos County Jail on $205,000 bond.