TYLER – Smith County authorities say they’ve caught and arrested a fleeing burglary suspect and his suspected colleague — and it’s believed that additional burglaries may be cleared from the two arrests. Wednesday morning at approximately 6:05, the Smith County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a call of a burglary in progress at the Chapel Hill Storage facility located on FM 3226 northeast of Chapel Hill. Multiple Sheriff’s units responded to this call. Upon arrival of the first two units, they observed a man entering a white Dodge pickup, which was parked at the rear of the storage facility. The individual fled the scene in the Dodge truck. Authorities say a pursuit ensued for several miles, resulting in the Dodge pickup crashing in a subdivision off East Side Road.
A perimeter was established with multiple Sheriff’s Office units, a Sheriff’s Office K9 unit, and Department of Public Safety troopers. The suspect was apprehended at approximately 7:30 a.m. near the location of the crash. The second suspect was arrested around 12:45 Wednesday afternoon. Both currently face charges of burglary of a building and evading in a motor vehicle, and may face additional charges as well. The two were being questioned at last report