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Police release names of suspects caught in attempted burglary

TYLER, August 29, 2013--Four individuals have been charged with Burglary of a Habitation in conjunction with the incident Wednesday, on County Road 4142.

According public information officer John Moore, a homeowner arrived at his residence on CR 4142, yesterday, around 1:00 p.m., and discovered five men in the process of burglarizing his home. The homeowner reportedly detained one of the men at gunpoint until deputies arrived. The other men fled in a Chevrolet Tahoe, which was later spotted by Criminal Investigation Division detective Loftis. Two of the four suspects were arrested on-site, and the other two were arrested after a brief foot pursuit.

The suspects have been identified as:

Devante Montreal Veasey, age 21

Nathaniel Montez Dorsey, age 23

Ariel De’ja Raibon, age 21

Maurice Phillips, age 21

According to police, charges are pending against an additional suspect. The suspect’s identity is not being released at this time.

KYYK's Gary Richards spoke with PIO Moore about the case. Click below for details.


Original Story:

TYLER, August 28, 2013--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.

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