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4 Fort Worth robbery suspects arrested in backyards after police chase

Jail records identified these three Fort Worth robbery suspects found in backyards of homes. The suspects are Jordan Evans (left), Leslie Martin (top right) and Brendan Stovall.
Jail records identified these three Fort Worth robbery suspects found in backyards of homes. The suspects are Jordan Evans (left), Leslie Martin (top right) and Brendan Stovall.

A robbery suspect driving what authorities say was a stolen vehicle led police on a chase through Fort Worth late Wednesday before he and three other men were arrested in backyards.

Fort Worth police and gang unit officers made the arrests with the help of a K-9 and police helicopter after the suspect abandoned the vehicle in a neighborhood, police said.

A 19-year-old, two 17-year-olds and a juvenile were taken into custody, police said.

The 19-year-old suspect is identified as Jordan Evans of Fort Worth, according to Fort Worth jail records. The 17-year-olds are Brendan Stovall and Leslie Martin, both of Fort Worth. The other suspect is not being identified because he is a juvenile.

Martin and Stovall face charges of aggravated robbery, according to Tarrant County jail records.

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Fort Worth police searched a neighborhood late Wednesday for robbery suspects. Courtesy: WFAA-TV

Evans faces an aggravated robbery charge and charges of evading arrest and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, according to jail records.

The teens and juvenile are accused of two armed holdups late Wednesday. The first occurred shortly before 10:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Bewick Street. Minutes later, another armed robbery occurred in south Fort Worth. The descriptions of the suspects and their vehicle matched the ones from the earlier holdup.

A pursuit began after police attempted to stop the vehicle on Hemphill Street, spokesman Buddy Calzada said. They lost sight of the vehicle on Interstate 35W but found it abandoned while searching a neighborhood.

The four suspects were found in backyards at different residences, police said.

Detectives are investigating whether the suspects have committed other robberies.

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