Burglary suspect caught; one still at large
Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor

Dec. 18, 2006 - One of two men wanted for breaking into a local liquor store on Friday has been apprehended, authorities said Monday morning.

Norman Kyle Terry, 42, of Whitehouse was apprehended in Irving over the weekend on the felony evading arrest and building burglary charges. His accomplice, also said to be of the Smith County area, has yet to be arrested for the building burglary.

Terry was transported from Irving’s City Jail to Hopkins County jail by deputies Saturday night. He has since been questioned and confessed to his part in the Friday morning break-in at Blackjack Package Store in Cumby, sheriff’s investigators said Monday.

A Cumby police officer drove up to the store around 4:30 a.m. Friday to find an unfamiliar vehicle at the location and two men inside collecting items. The pair fled, Terry to the car and the other man westward on foot.

The pair made it out of the store with little more than packs of cigarettes before officers began tracking them. 

Terry took off in a vehicle, and the Cumby officer gave chase in his patrol car. 

The high speed chase ended when the Cumby officer lost sight of the man down County Road 1100. The car was later found wrecked out in the area of County Roads 1117 and 1112, sans the driver.

The other man ran west to a nearby store then called someone to come pick him up, a witness told police.

Cumby police and sheriff’s deputies continued to search for the pair into the afternoon Friday, including using tracking dogs, but were unsuccessful in locating them.

Based on information found in the car and other evidence at both scenes, officers were able to positively identify the pair and sought warrants for both suspects; for burglary of a building and for felony evading in a vehicle against Terry.

Smith County authorities were contacted Friday to be on the look out for the two men, thought to reside in that area.

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