A Texas armed robbery suspect was arrested by SWAT team members after they found him asleep at the scene in Abilene, Texas.
Kanyoni Sedekiya, a 20-year-old Texas man, was taken into custody by police on Friday, August 4, after he allegedly stole $80 from his roommate. Sedekiya also allegedly threatened to shoot him.
According to reports, Sedekiya, 20, taped the unidentified victim to a bed with duct tape while also binding his feet and hands before taking a nap on the couch. After Sedekiya fell asleep, the victim freed himself and ran to a neighbor’s house to call the police.
Officers responded to a robbery in progress call in the 1200 block of Yeomans Road just before 4 a.m. and contacted a man who said his roommate robbed and threatened to kill him, according to an arrest and search warrant affidavit.
Sedekiya allegedly pointed a handgun at the other man during a verbal argument and threatened to kill him, the affidavit states. Sedekiya, 20, then taped the man to the bed with duct tape and bound his hands and feet with duct tape, according to the affidavit. He stole $80 from the man and broke his cellphone. The man freed himself from the duct tape and escaped to call for help from a neighbor’s apartment, the affidavit states.
When officers arrived, they saw Sedekiya through the apartment window, asleep on the couch with a handgun in his lap, according to the affidavit. Officers knocked on the door to try to wake him up. When he awoke, Sedekiya turned out the lights and refused to open the door for police.
According to Taylor County jail records, Sedekiya is being held on an aggravated robbery charge with his bond being set at $60,000.