New Braunfels PD spins car to end chase

One man in custody after trying to evade police


NEW BRAUNFELS - A man suspected in two assaults in New Braunfels was arrested after leading police on a chase. Police said Timothy Aaron Droemer, 45, was taken into custody after a struggle with officers.

It started at 9 p.m. at the H-E-B on South Walnut. Police were called to the store for a man with a knife. Several people at the scene told an officer that the man was threatening to kill them. They said the man left the scene in an orange Ford Explorer.

Officers received another call minutes later from a woman at River Ranch RV Resort on Interstate 35 and said a man who fit the same description as the man in the first call was also threatening to kill her.

Police located the Explorer on Highway 46 and started following it. Officers tried to pull the truck over, but the driver, later identified as Droemer, refused.

One officer deployed spikes in the road and managed to get two tires, but Droemer continued.

Police eventually spun the Explorer, resulting in it coming to a stop. Droemer jumped out of the SUV and tried to run away, but officers tackled him. Droemer got into a struggle with police, but officers were able to put handcuffs on him.

Inside the SUV, police found a knife believed to be the one used in the assaults. It was hidden in the airbag that was deployed through the steering wheel.

Droemer has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of evading arrest with a vehicle. Bond is $100,000 on each count.


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