SAN ANTONIO, Texas – A 19-year-old man with a distinct neck tattoo suspected in a string of restaurant robberies was arrested after a chase Friday afternoon on the Southeast Side.
Officer Douglas Greene, a San Antonio Police Department spokesman, said Steven Joyner was apprehended on a warrant for aggravated robbery and could face more charges.
As he was being led by police to a vehicle heading to jail from the police station at 555 Academic Court, he was asked by media if he admitted to the robbery, to which he replied “Hell, naw, man.”
He then called for the freedom of his little brother in explicit language, adding that he “loved his (woman),” and that he was the “realest 19 year old you’re gonna know.”
Greene said that Joyner was the passenger of a vehicle that police pulled over in the 4700 block of Pecan Valley. The driver is also being questioned and could face charges.
Officials said Joyner ran, but was caught 10 minutes later in the 3400 block of East Southcross Boulevard by officers with SAPD’s Street Crimes unit and the U.S. Marshals Task Force.
Greene said Joyner is also facing charges of evading arrest and unlawful carrying of a weapon after a handgun was found following the chase.
Police said Joyner was the subject of a Crime Stoppers poster after he and an accomplice allegedly robbed a Church’s Chicken in February off 1313 S. W.W. White.
Police said the same restaurant was robbed at gunpoint several times after by two masked men.
Greene said a “pretty distinct’ tattoo on Joyner’s neck that says “TAY” helped police in receiving tips on his whereabouts.
Joyner was also wanted on a warrant out of Guadalupe County, but details of the allegation were not available Friday night.