SAN ANGELO— A ex-convict fresh out of prison has been arrested again for robbing his friend of a bicycle after punching him in the face.
According to court documents, on May 3, 2023, a San Angelo Police Officer wrote in a report that he had responded to the intersection of West Avenue W and Ben Ficklin Road to investigate a robbery. Investigators spoke with the victim who said he was riding his bike, a gray Ozark Trail bicycle, when he saw Tristian Prather walking down the roadway.
The victim said he stopped and attempted to shake hands with Prather because he had not seen him in some time due to Prather being in prison. Then, the victim said Prather swung his fist at him and struck him in the right cheek. The victim claimed this did not hurt but it did leave him stunned. During the assault, the victim said he was knocked to the ground and cut up his knee on the pavement.
Investigators did see the victim’s knee which did have cuts and dried blood on it.
Prather allegedly then rode off on the bike without the victim’s permission. Then, the investigator was notified by another officer that Prather was located riding a bicycle near Avenue L and South Bryant Boulevard.
The investigator went to that location and conducted a Mirandized interview with Prather and learned that Prather did make contact with an individual earlier and allegedly punched him and stole his bike. Prather then allegedly told the investigator that he was tired of walking and wanted to ride the bicycle.
Prather was arrested and booked for robbery and possession of a controlled substance on May 3, 2023, and is currently and inmate being held on $110,000 bond.