ETX doctor offers reward for return of stolen items, information on alleged burglar

ETX doctor offers reward for return of stolen items, information on alleged burglar
Bowie County Sheriff's Office

POSTED: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 3:36pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 9:26pm

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.

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