Cleburne police continue their search for two suspects responsible for assaulting and robbing a man and later burglarizing his home on Thursday.
Police responded at 9:10 p.m. to the 4100 block of County Road 417A.
The victim said that earlier that same day two men, possibly Hispanic, assaulted him as he was getting into his vehicle in the 1600 block of West Henderson Street and stole his wallet.
The victim said he was buckling his seat belt when one of the suspects opened the door, pulled him from his vehicle, threw him from the ground and began hitting him with closed fists.
The victim said the suspect hitting him told the second suspect to grab the victim’s wallet.
The first suspect told the victim, “Don’t do anything [expletive deleted] stupid like call the police because we have your driver’s license and know your address,” according to police reports.
The victim told police he did not report the robbery at that time because he was concerned about his mother’s safety. The victim said he decided to report it later after learning that his parents’ house had been burglarized.
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office deputies were also on scene taking a burglary report when Cleburne police arrived.
Investigation into the incident continues.
with police business
Police responded at 7:22 a.m. Saturday to North Anglin Street on an assault call. The victim told police the suspect was still inside the house. Upon entering, police heard breaking glass in the rear of the home and spotted the suspect running away. An officer pursuing the suspect was stopped by a pit bull, according to reports. By the time the officer managed to get clear of the dog the suspect was gone. Police searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.
Open and closed
A Saturday warrant service resulted in one man’s arrest. Police responded at 1:53 p.m. to the 700 block of North Robinson Street but the suspect refused to exit the house.
An occupant of the home gave police permission to enter whereupon the suspect ran for the back door, according to reports.
The suspect opened and just as quickly shut the back door upon discovering officers waiting for him in the backyard. Officers had to force the rear door open to gain re-entry into the home.
They arrested Thomas Raymond Horton, 55, of Cleburne, on a charge of evading arrest and an outstanding warrant for sex offender failure to comply with registration requirements.
Police responded at 3:26 p.m. March 5 to the 300 block of Mansfield in response to a stolen car. The woman told police that, while she was shopping at Walmart, a man asked her for a ride to his aunt’s house, which she agreed to provide. The man asked if he could wait in her car while she finished shopping. The woman returned to the parking lot to find her car gone.
The woman called police later the same day to report that her car had been returned, but that the suspect fled. The woman told police she no longer wished to file charges.
Barn burglar busted
JCSO deputies responded to a report of criminal mischief on March 6 in the 1700 block of Short Street. Upon arrival, however, deputies learned from Cleburne police that the offense was actually a building burglary that occurred in the county and that police had the suspect, who was cooperating, in custody.
The victim told deputies that she owns property on County Road 1123 near Godley. The woman told deputies that when she arrived at her property earlier that day she saw a truck parked near her storage barn, according to a Wise Eyes report.
The woman said her barn had been burglarized in previous weeks.
The woman tried to block the road with her vehicle. The woman told deputies that the suspect’s truck sped past her, drove into her field then struck her fence and two of her neighbor’s fences. The woman followed the suspect’s truck until Cleburne police intercepted it.
The suspect, Terry James Malone, 38, told deputies that he several times entered the woman’s barn to steal items, which he later pawned for cash, according to the Wise Eyes. Malone also admitted to stealing items from other locations in the county.
Malone was arrested on charges of burglary of a building and striking a fixed object. His bond was set at $5,500.