Acting on a tip, Texarkana Texas police today arrested a man who skipped out in the middle of his aggravated robbery trial last week in New Boston – though the trial continued and he was subsequently sentenced to 45 years in prison.
Stedman Abdullah was taken into custody this afternoon, after obtaining information he was hiding out in an apartment in a complex in the 500 block of Belt Road in Texarkana, Texas.
Uniformed officers and detectives with the TTPD surrounded the complex, after receiving information Abdullah was hiding in an apartment belonging to Breuntre Jamar Miller.
When detectives knocked on the front door of the apartment, a male subject wearing a wig, but otherwise matching the description of Abdullah, attempted to bolt from the second floor balcony, but retreated into the apartment when confronted by officers. When officers gained entry into the apartment, they found Abdullah – still wearing the wig – sitting on a couch.
Abdullah was taken into custody without further incident, but a search of the apartment revealed two other occupants who were arrested for hindering apprehension: Lamarcus Dewayne Miller, 22, of Texarkana, Texas, and James Yonkenya Moore, 22, of Texarkana, Texas.
A fourth man, Breuntre Miller, 27, was arrested on an unrelated warrant. Miller also will face a charge of hindering apprehension in the near future.