A Taylor man leaped to an arrest as an alleged unsuccessful attempt to evade officers.
According to police reports, on Wednesday, April 21, around 12:15 p.m. officers responded to a disturbance at an apartment complex in the 1000 block of Mallard Lane. Officers made contact with Bradley Bogan, 31, to ask about the disturbance. Police knew Bogan had an outstanding warrant for criminal mischief, a class B misdemeanor.
Officers approached Bogan on the second floor of an apartment on the balcony and advised him about the warrant. Bogan allegedly became agitated and said he was not going to jail and if officers put hands on him it was going to "go south."
"As officers are speaking with him and trying to convince him to go peacefully, he continues to be agitated," said Commander Joseph Branson. "He was making movements that led officers to believe he might try to jump off of the second-floor balcony."
Branson said officers tried to grab Bogan to keep him from getting hurt but were unable to before he jumped off the balcony.
"He jumped down and began to run away," Branson said. "He was quickly caught and placed under arrest."
Bogan continued to resist, but he was eventually arrested.
According to reports, Bogan was not under the influence of any drugs or alcohol.
"He never gave any of his thoughts or reasons why he didn't want to cooperate, but he made it clear he did not want to cooperate," Branson said.
Branson said officers not only wanted to keep Bogan from evading, but also wanted to keep him safe and not let him jump off the balcony.
Emergency Medical Services were called and Bogan was taken to the hospital for evaluation before he was taken to the Williamson County Jail.
Bogan was arrested for the warrant and also charged with resisting arrest or transport, a class A misdemeanor. As of April 30, Bogan was still in custody on bonds that total $13,000.