Late last night, Tyler Police responded to the scene of an auto burglary on Moore Avenue. A resident at a home had witnessed the crime and then chased the subject down Moore. Around Oakwood Street, a struggle ensued as the witness attempted to take the suspect into custody.
The suspect, Leroy Williams, 43, of Tyler, pulled a knife on the witness as he ran away with the stolen property, and also attempted to hit the witness with a tree branch. Once police arrived, they took him into custody without incident.
Williams was taken to ETMC for lacerations to his left ear. He will be charged with aggravated robbery.
Cathryn Khalil, reporting. firstname.lastname@example.org