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WCSO apprehends suspect of burglary in progress

A male subject has been taken into custody following a report of an alleged burglary in progress, interrupted by the Wharton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO).

Wharton County Sheriff Shannon Srubar was the first to the scene of 427 FM 640 in response to a burglary in progress at approximately 5:35 p.m. Monday evening.

“I just left the office at 5:30 p.m. and I happened to be at Crescent,” Srubar told The County Gin.


When the sheriff arrived, the male suspect was only partially clothed, according to Srubar.

“(The suspect) was rifling through his shorts while we were in route. He was covered in mud,” he said. “As I approached, he surrendered. He laid down on his back.”

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was subsequently dispatched to the scene after it was secured by Wharton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) deputies.


“It appears he might be under the influence of something pretty bad, so that’s why we dispatched EMS to come check him out,” Srubar said, adding, “Most likely, he’ll be transported to jail after EMS checks him and be booked in for burglary of a habitation and he also had an outstanding warrant (for evading arrest or detention).”

The sheriff noted that the timing of the call was perfect.

“A lot of times, these burglaries don’t end like this,” he told The Gin. “We don’t get there in time so it was nice to catch him.”


EMS and WCSO were still on location as of 6 p.m.

Natalie Frels-Busbyhttps://www.thecountygin.com
Natalie Frels-Busby is the former editor-in-chief of The County Gin.

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