TYLER, TX – Three suspected burglars are now in custody by Smith County Sheriff's Office Deputies after a brief pursuit this morning.
At 10:20 this morning, a call was received by the Smith County Sheriff's Office Dispatch from a homeowner in the 18000 block of County Road 234, who reported that when they arrived home, they witnessed three black males leaving their residence. They also reported the men had fled in a gold vehicle.
At 10:41 a.m., Smith County Sheriff's Office Deputies pulled over 2004 gold Chevrolet Impala and detained the three suspects.
An uncle of the homeowner's who also lives in the same neighborhood was driving by and saw a vehicle that shouldn't been parked at the house.
The uncle entered the front door of the house which is where the burglars gained entry, and saw three men exit the home. The suspects got into their car and began to flee. The uncle then used a handgun and fired several shots into the vehicle.
Numerous law officers assisted the deputies and pulled the car over. Two bullet holes were found in the front bumper of the car.
The three men are identified as Larry Bernard Jones, Robert Kendrick Bradford, and Phillip Lamarcus Ross Jr.
They are charged with burglary of a habitation.