4 people in custody after burglary attempt at Smith County home - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

4 people in custody after burglary attempt at Smith County home thwarted by homeowner

Posted: Updated:

 

UPDATE: (KYTX) – Today at 1:17 p.m., multiple units from the Smith County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call on County Road 4142 where a homeowner caught several men in the process of burglarizing his house and reportedly held one of them at gunpoint until deputies arrived.

"According to preliminary reports, the homeowner arrived at his residence and discovered five men in his home who were in the process of burglarizing it," said John Moore, public information officer, Smith County Sheriff's Office. "The burglars were in different vehicles. Four of them left the scene in a Chevrolet Tahoe, but one of them was in a different vehicle and was detained at gunpoint by the homeowner. A number of Smith County deputies, detectives and other personnel responded to the scene and took the individual at the residence into custody."

Moore said that Tyroderick Loftis, a Criminal Investigation Division detective with the SCSO was following the burglary on his radio when he spotted a Chevrolet Tahoe matching the description of the one involved in the incident.

"Detective Loftis called for backup after he followed the vehicle into the Woody Weaver Pharmacy parking lot on Gentry Parkway. The Tyler Police Department and others responded.

Two of the four in the Tahoe were arrested on site and Tyler PD arrested the other two after a brief foot pursuit."

Moore said the identities and ages of those involved in the burglary would be released later.

No other information on the investigation is being released at this time.

 


SMITH COUNTY (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - Four men are in custody after an attempted burglary this afternoon at a home on Smith County Road 4142.

 

One man was reportedly held at gunpoint by the homeowner, who walked in on the crime in progress, until authorities arrived.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Tyler Police investigate aggravated robbery

    Tyler Police investigate aggravated robbery

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:34 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:34:59 GMT
    Tyler Police are looking for the people responsible for robbing a man early Thursday morning. It happened around 12:30 am in the in the 1100 block of N. Albertson. More >>
    Tyler Police are looking for the people responsible for robbing a man early Thursday morning. It happened around 12:30 am in the in the 1100 block of N. Albertson. More >>
  • Tyler Police searching for early morning robber

    Tyler Police searching for early morning robber

    Tyler Police searching for early morning robber

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:53:35 GMT
    Tyler Police need your help finding an early morning robbery suspect. A woman says a robber tackled her to the ground and stole her purse. More >>
    Tyler Police need your help finding an early morning robbery suspect. A woman says a robber tackled her to the ground and stole her purse. More >>
  • Cherokee County woman found dead in driveway, husband charged with murder

    Cherokee County woman found dead in driveway, husband charged with murder

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:31:33 GMT
    Cedric Dewayne ThompsonCedric Dewayne Thompson
    CHEROKEE CO. (KYTX) - On Sunday April 20, 2014 at approximately 9:35am Kayla Nicole Thompson (27 years of age) was found deceased in the driveway of her residence, located in the 1500 block of County Road 3201 just West of Lake Jacksonville.More >>
    CHEROKEE CO. (KYTX) - On Sunday April 20, 2014 at approximately 9:35am Kayla Nicole Thompson (27 years of age) was found deceased in the driveway of her residence, located in the 1500 block of County Road 3201 just West of Lake Jacksonville.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2004 - 2014, WorldNow and KYTX, Owned and Operated by London Broadcasting Company.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.