LPD: Robber punches victim during 'door knock' break-in
POSTED: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 10:43am
UPDATED: Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 12:34pm
Lufkin, Texas (KETK) — A Lufkin resident was caught by surprise Tuesday morning when he opened his door to a burglar and was attacked.
At around 6 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 200 block of S. Timberland Drive on reports of a possible burglary in process, according to Lufkin Police Department Sergeant David Casper. When authorities made it to the scene, the victim told police he answered a knock on the door and cracked it to see who was outside. At that moment, a man pushed his way in and punched the victim in the mouth.
The victim was able to give a description of the suspect, whom was later identified as Kenneth E. Boone, 32. He was found in the area by law enforcement and positively identified by the victim and two others. Boone was arrested and charge with burglary of a habitation.
Officers also found a stolen gun, meth, drug paraphernalia, cellphones and other electronics around vehicles in the parking lot. Investigators are looking into the property and other charges may be added.
Boone was booked into the Angelina County Jail. His bail was set at $7,500.