ETX doctor offers reward for return of stolen items, information on alleged burglar
POSTED: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 3:36pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 9:26pm
Bowie County, Texas (KETK) — According to the Bowie County Sheriff's Office, a burglary victim is offering a reward for information leading to the capture of a man who allegedly took part in stealing thousands of dollars worth of firearms from his home.
Victim and homeowner, Dr. Malik, has offered a $1,000 reward for information on the whereabouts of Levi Allen Martin. Martin is the last known suspect in this case, and currently has an active arrest warrant for Burglary of a Habitation.
During a ten day time span starting on June 19, 2013 and ending June 29, 2013, a residence located on Highway 67 in the Maud area around the old Crystal Springs Water Park was burglarized twice.
A large amount of ammunition, several firearms, and several other items were taken in the first break-in. The property taken in this crime has a reported value of $11,467. The day after filing the first report, the homeowner returned to his house to again find someone had entered his home. This time a gun safe was forced open.
28 firearms were removed and stolen from inside this safe. The stolen firearms include both handguns and long guns that have a reported value of $27,278. This brings the total dollar loss from these two burglaries to $38,745.
Both of these cases are ongoing active investigations, but there are no suspects at this time. The homeowner is offering up to a $10,000 reward for the return of all of his missing firearms, or the arrests and convictions of the suspects.
To date, Dr. Malik has paid out $3,000 for information that led to the recovery of some of his stolen property and the arrests of two suspects. He wants to let everyone know there is still $6,000 available for information leading to the recovery of the rest of his stolen property. A poster containing a picture of Martin is attached to this email.
One suspect, Douglas Kyle Burnett, went to the Bi-State Justice Building, Monday afternoon, along with his attorney Joe Tyler to turn himself in on a warrant for Burglary of a Habitation. Burnett was arrested around 2:00 p.m., and Judge Nancy Talley set his bond at $75,000.
Anyone with information on the location of Martin or Dr. Malik’s stolen property can contact Investigator David Biggar at (903) 628-6748 or Crime Stoppers at (903) 793-STOP.