LA MARQUE — One of two men sought in a string of carjackings was captured Tuesday when he was critically injured in a rollover wreck authorities said.
Bond for Terrance Anderson 39 was set at $500000 on charges stemming from robbery and felony evading arrest charges in La Marque police Sgt. Chad Waggoner said.
Police on Tuesday still did not know the whereabouts of Sammie McCardell 33 who is sought on an warrant for aggravated robbery in connection to a Sept. 29 carjacking in La Marque. Police said he should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anderson was accused of taking a woman’s truck about 7 a.m. Monday from a La Marque filling station. University of Houston police said Anderson was a suspect in campus store robbery 2 hours later. The suspect in the store robbery fled police in a car and on foot and then carjacked another automobile authorities said.
Anderson was also sought in League City on charges of felony theft and evading police with a vehicle. Attempts to reach League City police about the charges were unsuccessful.
La Marque police said in a statement released Monday that Anderson was linked to two other carjackings that happened Sept. 29. League City police reported a Sept. 29 carjacking and Galveston police spotted the stolen truck. Island officers chased the truck until it stopped with a flat tire.
Anderson’s latest charges stemmed from a Thursday incident in which he was accused of fleeing from Waggoner in a Dodge Charger. Waggoner said Anderson evaded capture by driving the wrong way on Emmett F. Lowry Expressway in Texas City.
Anderson was captured early Tuesday morning after he was spotted in a stolen car by Dickinson police said Maj. Ray Tuttoilmondo of the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.
Tuttoilmondo said Anderson was accused of fleeing north on state Highway 3 to FM 646. Deputies became involved in the case as the Kia sport utility vehicle headed east toward Bacliff shortly before 3 a.m.
”The driver never slowed as (the car) crossed 146 and lost control” Tuttoilmondo said. ”It rolled end over end and came to rest on the roof in the 1100 block of Grand Avenue. Two female occupants crawled out of the vehicle.”
The SUV was reported stolen in a strong-arm robbery in Houston and was possibly related to other pursuits and robberies in the Houston area Tuttoilmondo said.
Anderson suffered a head injury in the crash and a medical helicopter flew him to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where a hospital spokeswoman listed him in critical condition Tuesday afternoon.
Tuttoilmondo said he didn’t believe the women who crawled from the overturned SUV were charged but they were flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. Their names and conditions weren’t known.