A 33-year-old man who was arrested over the weekend after a five-hour search of Colleyville neighborhoods is a suspect in several crimes in the city, Colleyville police mentioned Monday.
Police recognized the suspect as Peirre Jerome McClendon Sr. His hometown is listed as DeSoto, in accordance to Tarrant County jail data.
McClendon was arrested Saturday and accused of housebreaking of a automobile and theft of a firearm on that day.
Police mentioned Monday that McClendon is also accused of burglaries in the Colleyville Thornbury neighborhood that occurred the earlier week.
On Saturday, police have been first dispatched to the 5200 block of Montclair Drive in Colleyville at about 5:40 a.m. relating to a suspicious one that was strolling round with a flashlight trying into autos, the division mentioned in a information launch. Officers didn’t discover the suspect there.
At round 6:50 a.m. Saturday, dispatch acquired extra calls a few suspicious particular person strolling in a neighbor’s yard in the 5200 block of Coventry Courtroom and looking out into vehicles, in accordance to police.
The person was dressed in all black and had a backpack. This description intently matched a housebreaking suspect on safety video from one other Colleyville neighborhood the earlier week.
Quickly after officers responded to this space, a suspect matching the description was seen, by police, working by a vacant lot on Bluebonnet Drive and was reported leaping fences between houses in the Stonecrest Estates, Montclair Parc and Chelsea Park neighborhoods. Police secured a fringe.
Officers discovered a discarded backpack in the space in which the suspect was seen working. “The backpack contained ammunition, a pistol, and housebreaking instruments,” police mentioned.
A Southlake police canine picked up a scent from the backpack. Simply earlier than midday a Southlake police officer and the canine discovered the suspect in the 5100 block of Camelot Drive, and the suspect was taken into custody with a number of officers current, in accordance to police.
The Grapevine Police Division, Euless Police Division, Trophy Membership Police Division, Hurst Police Division and Bedford Police Division additionally offered assets, extra officers, and drones to assist apprehend the suspect.
McClendon has been arraigned on fees of evading arrest or detention, illegal possession of a firearm by a felon, housebreaking of a automobile with two or extra earlier convictions and an enhanced cost of theft of a firearm.
In connection to the different crimes in Collevyille, McClendon faces fees of housebreaking of a habitation and 5 counts of housebreaking of a automobile with two or extra earlier convictions.
Extra fees could possibly be filed towards him.
McClendon was in the Tarrant County on Monday with bond set at $42,500.