COLLEGE STATION, Texas — UPDATE -- The SUV involved in Thursday night's standoff is reported stolen out of Buda, Texas, according to court documents.  There were drugs also found inside the vehicle after a search, police said.

Tyler Clark, 34, of San Antonio, is charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after he refused to get out of the SUV, which then caused a nearly 90 minute standoff at the Circle K convenience store at 2160 Rock Prairie Road.  He is also facing drug possession charges.

A College Station police officer saw the SUV enter the gas station and checked the license plate after it matched the description of a stolen vehicle report from Longhorn Rentals, court documents stated.

The SUV was parked at one of the gas pumps when the officer tried to make a traffic stop, and told Clark to get out of the vehicle, police said.  Clark told the officers there was a warrant for his arrest for a parole violation, but he did not steal the SUV, court documents stated.

Tyler Clark is charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle after being involved in a nearly 90 minute standoff Thursday night in College Station. He admitted to knowing about a warrant out for his arrest due to a parole violation, police said.

After about 90 minutes, Clark surrendered and was cooperative with his arrest. A search of the SUV later showed a black marker had been used to conceal an area above the VIN number, so it couldn't be read from the outside, police said.

There were also vape cartridges filled with THC oil and other drug paraphernalia in the SUV, police said.  Clark admitted to buying them but said he didn't know he would be charged with drug possession for having them, court documents stated.

Methamphetamine was also found on the driver's side floorboard and the passenger seat of the vehicle, according to court documents.

He is currently in the Brazos County Jail.


One man has been arrested after an hour long standoff at a Circle K convenience store in College Station.

Tyler Clark, 34, of San Antonio, is being charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.  He was also arrested on a parole violation warrant out of Bexar County on drug charges.

The SUV was at a gas pump at the Circle K convenience store at 2160 Rock Prairie Road just after 7:30 Thursday night.  Police said the vehicle came up as stolen but when they tried to get Clark to talk to them, he refused to get out of the SUV.

That's when College Station police tweeted their first message to the public, asking people to stay away from the area until the standoff was over.

People gathered across the street at the strip mall to watch as College Station police tried to end the standoff peacefully.  Just after 9 p.m., Clark surrendered to police and was cooperative during his arrest.

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