Athens Review, Athens, Texas

May 14, 2013

3 booked for burglary

Incident started with call of suspicious vehicle

From Staff Reports
The Athens Review

ATHENS — A Henderson County constable checked into a suspicious vehicle parked outside a residence in the Cross Roads area on Sunday, and interrupted a burglary attempt, resulting in three arrests. 

David Daniel Bennett, 23, of Athens, was booked into the Henderson County Jail for burglary of a habitation. Burglary of a habitation is a second-degree felony, and carries a sentence of 2 to 20 years and a fine of up to $10,000, upon conviction. Bennett, who had been arrested in January for unlawful use of a criminal instrument, was also held for previous warrants. He was released on Tuesday with total bond set at $18,500.

Reid, of San Antonio, and Dollison of Ben Wheeler, were also charged with burglary of a habitation and released after posting $10,000 bond.

HCSO reports state that Precinct 5 Constable Brad Miers drove by a residence on County Road 1200 that he recognized, and saw a suspicious vehicle there.  Miers made contact with the three occupants of the vehicle, and contacted HCSO Dep. Greg Hill concerning a possible burglary in progress.

According to reports, when Hill arrived, he was able to gather information confirming that the trio was in the act of committing a burglary when interrupted by Miers. The suspects were arrested at the scene, and transported to the justice center for booking.