POSTED: Friday, October 19, 2012 - 1:50pm
UPDATED: Friday, October 19, 2012 - 2:23pm
TYLER — Tyler Police were able to catch a burglar just moments after he had stolen from a car at the Quail Creek Apartments Friday.
Officers were dispatched to Quail Creek, located at 4901 Kinsey, after a 911 call of an auto burglary that just occurred.
A woman reported that she saw a man reach into her vehicle while she was moving items to her vehicle from her apartment. The victim yelled at the suspect to get out of her vehicle and he ran. The victim called 911 reporting that her laptop had just been stolen.
While officers on the scene were searching for the suspect involved in the auto burglary, a man matching the description left an upstairs apartment, in the process of stealing items from the apartment while it was occupied by a couple sleeping. The suspect left the stolen goods that he had piled up in the living-room and got out the front door. He then walked by an officer who was not aware he had just broken into the apartment.
Officers located him moments later in the complex after the 911 call was received about the Burglary. The suspect was identified as Jermaine Jerrand Jackson, 20, of Tyler.
Jackson fled from police on foot and resisted arrest when officers caught him. Jackson is a Felon and was in possession of a firearm that was previously stolen during the commission of another Burglary in Smith County.
Jackson was charged with Burglary of Habitation, Unlawful Possession of Firearm by a Felon, Theft of Firearm, Evading Arrest and Resisting Arrest.
Other suspects involved are unidentified at this time. Anyone with information about the suspects involved in this crime is urged to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or Crimestoppers at 903-597-CUFF (903-597-2833). Crimestoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges filed against the suspects in this case or any felony case.