|Birth: ||Jan. 30, 1951|
|Death: ||Aug. 14, 2010|
TOLIVER, Annie Mae Rogers, 59, homemaker, of College Station, formerly of Giddings, died Aug. 14. Visitation 6 p.m. today, Shorter Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Giddings. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Bateman Memorial Christian Education Center, Giddings. Burial St. Mary's Baptist Church Cemetery, Ledbetter. Arrangements by Lang, Giddings.
Published in Austin American-Statesman on August 20, 2010
Head-on crash injures Fort Worth police officer
12:00 AM CDT on Sunday, August 15, 2010
By JON NIELSEN / The Dallas Morning News
A Fort Worth police officer was critically injured early Saturday when a suspect in a fatal kidnapping drove the wrong way on U.S. Highway 287 and rammed the officer's squad car head-on, police said.
Rescuers pulled a Fort Worth police officer from his burning patrol car Saturday after it was struck by a suspect going the wrong way on U.S. Highway 287.
The officer and the suspect were taken to a Fort Worth hospital in critical condition. The officer, whose name had not been released, was in serious condition late Saturday.
Police believe the suspect, 42-year-old Stanley Robertson of College Station, kidnapped his ex-girlfriend's mother from a Walmart in College Station, Texas, on Friday, killed her and dumped her body behind a store on Camp Bowie Boulevard in Fort Worth.
The body of Annie Toliver, 59, was found about 5 a.m., several hours after the fiery crash in which the officer and Robertson were injured, police said.
Robertson, who also remained hospitalized late Saturday, has been charged with aggravated kidnapping. Sgt. Pedro Criado, a Fort Worth police spokesman, said Robertson also could be charged with capital murder.
Fort Worth police were on the lookout for Robertson after having been alerted that he was headed toward North Texas following Friday afternoon's kidnapping. Officers spotted his vehicle about 1:40 a.m. on West Lancaster Avenue and began following him, Criado said.
Robertson was fleeing on Highway 287 in East Fort Worth when he made a U-turn on the freeway near Rosedale Street, Criado said. Officers in a police helicopter warned police on the ground that Robertson was driving northbound in the southbound lanes.
One of the officers pulled over to the shoulder to avoid Robertson, but the suspect drove his vehicle head-on into the officer's car, Criado said.
The cruiser burst into flames. Rescuers were able to pull the officer from the wreckage, Criado said.
About two hours after the crash, officers in the department helicopter found Toliver's body behind a building in the 4000 block of Camp Bowie Boulevard, not far from where the pursuit began, Criado said. It appeared she had been stabbed. It was unclear how long she had been dead.
"Investigators confirmed that the deceased female is the kidnap victim who was reported to be with the suspect," Criado said.
College Station abduction
On Friday, Toliver went to a College Station Walmart with her son and Robertson, said Officer Rhonda Seaton, a College Station police spokeswoman.
Robertson went inside the store with Toliver's son, then said he needed to return to the car to get something he had forgotten, Seaton said. When he got back to the car, he left with Toliver.
College Station investigators tried to make contact with Robertson. They later learned that he was driving to North Texas and that he had stabbed Toliver, Seaton said.
Public records show that Robertson was arrested July 6 in Brazos County on charges of aggravated assault of a family member. He was released Aug. 1.
Two other crashes in July
Saturday's crash comes a little more than a month after separate crashes left another Fort Worth police officer and a Fort Worth firefighter with serious injuries.
On July 8, Officer Richard Lambing, 37, slammed his cruiser into a tree during a high-speed chase on rain-slickened Interstate 30.
Tarrant County sheriff's deputies had been investigating a suspected drug house in Mansfield when two people on motorcycles showed up. When a marked unit tried to stop them, the two fled in separate directions.
Lambing took the lead in pursuing one of the suspects on I-30 and lost control of his car near Ederville Road, hitting the tree.
On Wednesday, Lambing was returned to Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital for surgery after developing swelling in his brain, Mayor Mike Moncrief said, according to a recent Fort Worth Star-Telegram report.
"It doesn't look good for Rich," Moncrief said in the Star-Telegram. "So I ask you to keep him and his family in your prayers."
On July 11, firefighter Mark Puente suffered head injuries when a pickup broadsided his off-duty vehicle on Bryant Irvin Road.
Police said the driver, 57-year-old Roy Dorsey of Fort Worth, had stolen the truck and kidnapped his ex-girlfriend's 4-year-old grandson before crashing into Puente's vehicle. Dorsey was arrested on numerous charges, and the child was safely returned to his family.
Puente is recovering in a rehabilitation center, Moncrief said in the Star-Telegram. He suffered some short-term memory loss and doesn't recall much about the crash, but he is walking, talking and swimming, the mayor said.
"He is expected to make a full and complete recovery," Moncrief said in the Star-Telegram. "It would not surprise me to see him in bunker gear again at a fire hall in the not too distant future."
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