A 36-year-old Navasota man was recently accused of literally fighting the law. But just like the song, the law won.
The Bryan Police Department reports Clifton Charles Matthews struck one of its officers while trying to escape from the scene of a burglary.
The department’s Kelly McKethan tells Navasota News, a resident called and reported a figure going into a discount tobacco and liquor store and when law enforcement arrived, Mathews squared-off with one of the officers and struggled with all three before he was finally handcuffed and detained.
And at last report, Matthews remains in the Brazos County Jail on a $25,000.00 bond.
McKethan says Mathews faces a total of five charges; three of them class-a misdemeanors, a state jail felony for burglary and a third degree felony charge for assaulting a public servant. If he’s convicted of all five counts, he could spend a decade and a half behind bars, and face fines of up to $10,000.00