Vidor attorney, son arrested
Friday, July 29, Vidor police officers responded to a call in reference to a reckless driver. Several calls had been received about an SUV doing donuts in the parking lot of a business, located at 235 N. Main. Upon arrival, officers saw a Dodge Durango parked in the back parking area of the law offices of Karla J. Rogers. Officers spoke with a witness at the scene, and shortly thereafter made contact with a white male at the business.
The male, who was identified as Chad Robert Rogers, 40, smelled of alcohol. In speaking with Rogers, a witness stated to the officers that Rogers was the person they were looking for. Officers attempted to identify Rogers by first asking for his identification. Rogers stated he didn’t have it with him. When officers asked his name, Rogers replied he didn’t know his name. Officers asked Rogers if he was refusing to identify himself, and he said he was.
When police attempted to take Rogers into custody, he pushed one of the officers off the porch. When the officer regained his balance, Rogers jumped off the porch and attempted to take the officer into a headlock. In attempts to take Rogers into custody, an officer deployed his Taser unit, striking Rogers, who then removed the points of contact from his body. A second officer discharged his Taser, causing Rogers to fall to the ground and he was taken into custody.
As other officers began arriving on the scene, they saw other officers running behind the building, where a woman, who was identified as Karla Rogers, Chad’s mother, was yelling for police to get off of him from the back door of the building. Karla Rogers began walking toward the officers with her son. Officers repeatedly gave her verbal commands to stay back, but she continued to interfere. One officer stood in her path and told her to stay back, but she continued to push forward, even pushing against the officer using her chest. Officers attempted to take Karla Rogers into custody, when Rogers used her right hand, in a closed fist, and struck the officer in the left side of his head on the ear. Rogers was eventually taken into custody, and both she and her son were transported to the Orange County Jail.
Karla Rogers was charged with interference with public duties and assault on a public servant. She was arraigned by 260th District Court Judge, Buddie Hahn, and her bond was set at $6,000.
Chad Rogers was charged with reckless driving, failure to identify, resisting arrest and aggravated assault on a public srevant. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2 Judge, Derry Dunn. His bonds totaled $27,500.
Two Vidor police officers were injured and sought medical treatment at an area hospital.
Orange County Sheriff’s Officers assisted in the arrest.