Longview maintenance person alerts police, suspect arrested
POSTED: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 12:38pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 3:04am
On December 15, 2009 at around 4:48 p.m., a maintenance person at the
Summer Green Apartments at 110 East Hawkins Parkway called 9-1-1 and
reported that a man wearing gloves and a hoodie was trying to break into a
As officers responded to the apartments, the caller informed dispatchers that an
alert neighbor had seen the suspect remove a window screen and attempt to
crawl into the window of a nearby apartment. The maintenance person then
went to the apartment, observed the suspect and called police.
Officers arrived within two minutes and located the suspect, who was trying to
walk away from the location. The suspect was identified as Laderrian Louis
Armstrong and was found to have a knife and a large rock in his pockets.
Armstrong was detained by officers while the witnesses identified him as the
person they had seen attempting to climb into the window.
Armstrong arrested and booked into the Gregg County Jail. He was charged
with burglary of a habitation, a second degree felony.