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Robbery suspect eludes police, community steps up

By Victoria Advocate
Aug. 1, 2012 at 3:01 a.m.


On Tuesday, July 31, 2012, Sgt. Clayton Ryman reported that on July 24, 2012 a robbery occurred at Blue Ocean Seafood Restaurant located at 907 Ave F in Bay City. Sgt. Ryman said during the robbery, the assailant produced a weapon and demanded money from an employee at the business. Cpl. Richard Morales was assigned to investigate the case. Sgt. Ryman stated that Cpl. Morales soon found clues left behind by the assailant after he committed the robbery. The clues left behind allowed investigators to identify the perpetrator as 19 year old Neil D'Shon Woods of Bay City. An arrest warrant was sought for the arrest of Woods. On July 30, 2012, while acting on a tip, members of the Criminal Investigation Division and Patrol Division collaborated and surrounded the apartment of Woods' girlfriend located in the 800 Block of Avenue F in Bay City. Woods slipped out of a bedroom window and eluded police temporarily. Officers on the scene quickly formed a perimeter in order to contain the perpetrator. Sgt. Ryman stated Woods disappeared into an area that contained high grass and brush. As the perimeter closed in on Woods, Officers learned their perpetrator retreated back to the apartment complex into an unknown apartment. Acting on another tip, police utilized BCPD K9 Officer Hatton and his K9 partner Kim. Officers located Woods hiding in an air conditioner return air vent inside a residence at the apartment complex. Woods was charged with Aggravated Robbery. Sgt. Ryman stated the investigation is on-going and additional charges on Woods are possible. Woods' girlfriend identified as Jammie Johnson 31, of Bay City, was charged with one count of hindering apprehension, as well as other charges. Sgt. Ryman gives great praises for the officers relentless efforts in nabbing Woods. Sgt. Ryman added that community involvement also played a huge role in bringing Woods to justice.

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