Two men and a juvenile have been charged with Burglary of a Habitation thanks to quick action by a Fort Bend County sheriff’s deputy.
The arrests appear to have cleared several recent burglaries, according to investigators.
At about 3 p.m. Wednesday, sheriff’s deputies were called to a burglary of a home in the 13900 block of New Village in the Townewest subdivision.
While responding to the call, a deputy spotted a suspicious vehicle at the intersection of Old Richmond Road and Highway 6 near the subdivision. He conducted a traffic stop and found three individuals inside with items that appeared to be stolen property.
The suspects include Damien Gobert, 22, of Houston; Clarence Knox, 33, of the Sugar Land area and a 16-year-old juvenile.
Gobert and Knox remain in the Fort Bend County Jail and were scheduled to go before a magistrate today.
The juvenile suspect is being held in the Fort Bend County Juvenile Detention Center.
Items recovered in the suspects’ vehicle included televisions, a safe, two laptop computers and a jewelry box. Also recovered was a handgun that was stolen from a home in the Mission Bend subdivision on Tuesday.
Burglary of a Habitation is a first degree felony with a punishment range of 5 to 99 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.