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Smith Co. Sheriff's Office searches for Hwy. 31 residential burglary suspect

SMITH CO., August 15, 2014— Smith County Sheriff’s Office detectives are requesting help in locating a suspect in a residential burglary. The suspect is identified as Aaron Bowers, 41, of Tyler.

Bowers was released from Smith County Jail at approximately 7:05 p.m., on Thursday, August 14, 2014, after serving time on a Criminal Trespassing charge. At approximately 1:48 a.m., on Friday, August 15, 2014, Smith County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a call regarding a burglary of a mobile home located in the 12800 block of Highway 31 West, in the western part of Smith County.

Patrol deputies responded to the call and took the victim’s statement. The homeowner said she returned home to find the suspect fleeing her residence with various household items and running into the woods behind her home. The homeowner said she recognized Bowers, as he has frequently been in the neighborhood due to him having relatives living nearby.

If you have information where Bowers may be located, please contact the Smith County Sheriff’s Office at 903-566-6600.  For more information on the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, visit www.smith-county.com/so. The Sheriff’s Office also has a Facebook page and can be followed on Twitter at @SmithCSO.

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