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Update: SCSO arrests second suspect in Chapel Hill Storage Facility burglary

SMITH CO., February 26, 2014— UPDATE: Today, at approximately 12:45 p.m., the Smith County Sheriff’s Office took a second suspect in custody in a wooded area near The Reserves subdivision, located off East Side Road near Lake Tyler East. The suspect was arrested in conjunction with a burglary which took place early this morning at the Chapel Hill Storage facility, located at FM 3226, northeast of Chapel Hill.

The suspect who was arrested this afternoon was working with a man who was arrested at 7:30 a.m., this morning in the same vicinity. It is believed additional burglaries may be cleared from these arrests.

This morning, at approximately 6:05 a.m., the Smith County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a call of a burglary in progress at Chapel Hill Storage. Multiple Sheriff’s Units responded to the call. Deputies observed a white male entering a white Dodge pickup, which was parked at the rear of the storage facility. The individual fled the scene in the Dodge truck. A pursuit ensued for several miles, resulting in the Dodge pickup crashing in a subdivision off of East Side Road.

A perimeter was established with multiple Sheriff’s Office Units, a Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit, and Department of Public Safety Troopers. The suspect was apprehended at approximately 7:30 a.m., near the location of the crash.

Both suspects currenly face charges of Burglary of a Building, Evading in a Motor Vehicle, and possible additional charges. Both suspects are currently being questioned.


Original story

SMITH COUNTY, February 26, 2014—This morning, at approximately 6:00 a.m., Smith County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a burglary in progress at the Chapel Hill Storage Facility.

As Deputies arrived, they noticed a white male get into a white Dodge pick-up truck and flee the area. Deputies followed the vehicle and the driver did not pull over when instructed to do so. Deputies pursued the vehicle for several miles until the suspect vehicle crashed in a subdivision near East Side Road.

The suspect was taken into custody around 7:30 a.m., and transported to the Smith County Jail. The man faces charges of Burglary of a Building, Evading Arrest in a Motor Vehicle, and possible additional charges depending on the results of the investigation.

KYYK’s Gary Richards spoke with Smith County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer John Moore about the event. Click below for more.

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