A driver was arrested on multiple charges when he refused to let a passenger out of a stolen car after a disturbance outside a Robinson business late Wednesday evening, Robinson police Sgt. Matt Troup said.
Robinson police were called to Marineland Boating Center on South Loop 340 in Robinson shortly after 6 p.m. Troup said dispatchers had limited information, but they were given a description of a car involved that was reportedly stolen out of Waco.
"The dispatchers also said that a passenger in the car was yelling about a kidnapping," Troup said. "We were responding to a possible kidnapping and disturbance, but when we got over there, the car was gone."
Officers continued to investigate, when officers near McLennan County Jail saw the suspect vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Loop 340, Troup said. Police confirmed it was the suspect vehicle and were able to make a traffic stop near Loop 340 and Elk Road.
Troup said there was no pursuit, but officers detained the male driver and male passenger and questioned both. Police said the passenger wanted out of the vehicle, but the driver would not let him out.
The driver was arrested on several charges, including resisting arrest and unlawful restraint for not allowing the passenger to exit the vehicle, Troup said. Waco police are investigating unlawful use of the car, he said.
No one was injured during the incident. Additional charges for the driver may be forthcoming as the investigation remains ongoing.
Police declined to release the driver's name late Wednesday evening. No additional information was available about the passenger.