Washington Co.- According to Washington County Sheriff Otto Hanak, two Houston men have been arrested on Burglary charges stemming from an investigation conducted by the Washington County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, September 19, 2013 in the Oak Hills Acres subdivision.
During the noon hour, and while the homeowner was away from the residence for less than two hours, the home was entered by the suspects after breaking a rear window glass.
The home was then burglarized of electronics and ransacked leaving the residence in total disarray. During the time Washington County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigative Sergeants Clay Bosse and Mark Whidden and Deputies were conducting their crime scene investigation, a vehicle pursuit was initiated by the Somerville Police Department and the Burleson County Sheriff’s Office in the direction of Washington County.
This pursuit began after authorities received information that this particular vehicle had possibly been involved in a residential burglary in Burleson County. The vehicle, described as a black 2003 Chevrolet Impala, was eventually stopped near the Burleson/Washington county line.
The driver and passenger, both residents of Houston, were identified as 35 year old Tony Chavez and 28 year old Arthur Lewis. Upon their investigation, Burleson County Sheriff’s Deputies observed two flat screen television sets in the vehicle causing them to make Washington County inquiries about possible burglaries the two may have been involved in.
Officers quickly learned the two televisions and other items located within the vehicle were the result of the Oak Hills Acres burglary. Both suspects were arrested by Burleson County authorities and charged with a Burleson County Burglary of a Habitation with bonds set at $20,000 each.
On Friday, September 19, 2013, Sergeant Bosse charged both Chavez and Lewis with Burglary of a Habitation and their bonds were set by Justice of Peace Doug Zwiener at $250,000.00. A Washington County hold has been placed with Burleson County on both suspects.