Big Spring Man Arrested After Trying to Steal Safe from a Music Store

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - A Big Spring man remains behind bars this weekend after trying to rob a music store and the charges are adding up against him.

Police say they caught up to 37-year-old Ernest Garcia early Friday morning.

Officers first noticed Garcia when they spotted him using his car to push a 300 pound safe down the road.

Garcia took off when he noticed police, and after a 24 minute pursuit, he crashed his car in the 1300 block of College.

That night, he had allegedly broken into Big Spring Music on Johnson Street and stole the safe.

Garcia is also facing several warrants out for his arrest and he will be charged with attacking a detention officer at the jail.

He remains in the Howard County Dentention Center.