Man arrested in connection with Dec. 12th home invasion robbery
COLUMBIA - Tyler Allen Thomas, 21, Columbia, was arrested Thursday afternoon by Columbia Street Crimes Detectives.
A Vice Narcotics Organized Crimes Detective witnessed Thomas in the 5000 block of Commercial Drive exit a residence with a box in his hand. The detective had knowledge of Thomas' outstanding felony warrant for his arrest in connection with the December 12th home invasion robbery in the 3100 block of Rock Quarry Rd. The detective then saw Thomas enter a Lincoln passenger car with a box in his hand.
Street Crimes Detectives conducted a traffic stop with the Lincoln passenger car in the 10 Southhampton Drive parking lot. Thomas was then asked to step out of the car and refused, and pulled away from detectives as they went to grab him. Detectives removed Thomas from the vehicle and arrested him at 2:56 p.m.
On Thomas' body, detectives found a baggie of cocaine containing approximately 30.68 grams. In their search. detectives also found over $8,000 and 6 1/2 green pills of alprazolam, one broken white alprozolam, and one blue acetaminophen and oxycodone pill. Additionally, they discovered a rile, a rifle magazine and a bag containing 27 .556 x 45 caliber bullets.
Inside the box Thomas had carried to the car was a bag of marijuana weighing approximately 1.112 pounds.
Tyler Thomas' charges are: Distribution/Delivery/Manufacture/Produce Controlled Substance, Unlawful Use of Weapons Felony, Distribution/Delivery/Manufacture/Produce Controlled Substance, Possession of Controlled Substance Felony, Resisting or Interfering with an Arrest Felony and a Felony Warrant for Dangerous Drugs.