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2 Indiana men arrested during burglary in progress

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The Ellis County Press

ELLIS COUNTY - Two Hispanic males later found to be from Elkhart, Ind., were arrested with charges of burglary.

Ellis County Sheriff’s Office received a call for a burglary in prog-ress on the 4800 block of FM 875 around 12:51 p.m. that afternoon.

The property owner was away from his residence when the reporting witness, his brother, had dropped by to check on it.

As the brother pulled up to the home, he observed a green minivan with blue license plates parked in front of the house and occupied by one Hispanic male.

Upon contact with the driver of the vehicle, he told the reporting witness (brother) he was waiting on a friend.

When the brother went to the back of the vehicle the driver sped off.

As the brother of the property owner approached the house, he saw yet another Hispanic male running out of his brother’s house through the back door, through a barn and out into the open pasture toward a tree line.

The first deputy arrived on the scene seven minutes after the call came out with several different divisions of the sheriff’s office and the Department of Public Safety trailing not far behind setting up search perimeters to try and locate the suspect that fled on foot.

As the perimeter was being set up, a deputy from the civil division located the suspect minivan on FM-875 near Skinner Road. 

The vehicle with Indiana tags was stopped and the deputy placed the driver under arrest at 1:13 p.m., 15 minutes after the first unit arrived on scene.

The brother lived just a half mile down the road from the burglary.

Upon searching his barn, he found the second suspect hiding in his barn bathroom.

Johnny Brown, sheriff, credits the quick arrest with excellent information provided by the witness and the team effort of the uniformed and non-uniformed deputies and DPS.

"This is how cooperative law enforcement works for the betterment of the people,"said Brown.

"When a great team effort is made by the citizens and their law enforcement, only good things can come of it."

Indentified as Enrique Corona, 27 and Lino Ambriz, 28, they are both currently being held at the Wayne McCollum Detention Center.

Corona is set on a $15,000 bond for Burglary of Habitation.

Ambriz is set on $15,000 bond for Burglary of Habitation and $5,000 bond for Criminal Trespassing.

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