Deputies quickly find burglary suspect
Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor

Oct. 21, 2005 -- A quick response by deputies Friday morning resulted in a burglary suspected being arrested less than an hour after a break-in at a rural residence.

Sheriff's officers received a report around 9 a.m. from someone in the Cumby area who reported a burglary in progress.

The man was said to have broken into a residence, which he then ransacked before being scared off when another man went to the location to check things out. The suspect fled in a gray Pontiac Grand Am, with notable marks on it.

Deputy Tony Crouse, Lt. Dan Mitchell and Cpl. Richard Greer responded to the report of a burglary in progress. At the scene of the crime, Mitchell obtained a description of the suspect and the vehicle he fled in then relayed the information to the other officers. Crouse noted the description fit that of man who lived near the area Crouse had just passed on the way to the burglary location. Crouse turned around and went back to the location, where he found the suspect and vehicle.

James Christopher Castleberry, 21, was arrested on State Highway 11 west shortly before 10 a.m. on a felony charge of burglary of a habitation, after a witness identified him as the man who ran from the home.

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