Three cousins from Whitehouse were arrested by the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department Friday in connection to a burglary in the Chandler area.

The trio remained in the Henderson County Jail Monday charged with burglary of a habitation and other minor offenses.

Officers arrested Jamie Ervin, 23, ($10,500 bond); Cambron Ervin, 18, ($18,500); and Cedric Lester, 23, ($13,000).

Henderson County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Wick Gabbard said dispatchers received a call at 9:20 a.m. Friday that a burglary was in progress on Farm-to-Market Road 2010, north of Chandler. The home owner said he returned to his residence and discovered someone climbing out of a window.

The home owner, who remained in his vehicle after arriving home, reported seeing a white Chrysler Sebring that had been in the area the night before. The home owner said three men came to his residence Thursday and asked for water because their car had overheated, Gabbard said.

As the home owner followed the suspect in the Sebring, it began to overheat again. Gabbard said he and Investigator Michael Teal approached the vehicle and saw there were several firearms inside. The investigators notified the home owner, who identified the firearms as those that had been stolen from his residence. However, the home owner said the driver of the vehicle, Jamie Ervin, was not the man he had seen flee from his residence.

Then, Gabbard said, investigators began to search for the other men who had been seen the night before. At a nearby residence on FM 2010, officers found one of the suspects hiding under a bed. Cambron Ervin was taken into custody and transported to jail.

Dogs from the Texas Department of Corrections were brought to the area to help hunt for the final suspect. Lester was soon found hiding nearby in a brushy area.

“The scent dogs found him in about four minutes. They ran right up to him,” Gabbard said.

The manhunt lasted about 90 minutes.

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