Alert driver leads deputies to burglary suspect

January 29, 2019 GMT

An alert resident led the arrest of a man wanted for breaking into a car who was then discovered to be wanted for other crimes.

According to Harris County Precinct 5 Constable Constable Ted Heap’s Office, deputies were able to catch the burglary suspect Monday, Jan. 28, thansk to the help of an alert driver in southwest Houston.

“The woman was driving in the 100 block of Alvarado Drive at approximately 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28,” the Constable’s Office reported. “While driving, she witnessed a car burglary and saw a man running from an SUV parked on the street. The passerby followed the man to another car nearby, took a picture of the getaway vehicle and then flagged down a Precinct 5 deputy two miles away to alert us of the crime.”


Using the photo, deputies tracked down the burglary suspect at a nearby apartment complex. Demetrius Jackson, 32, was stopped and questions, giving deputies a false identification. Jackson reportedly then tried to run away. After a short foot chase, Jackson was captured and arrested. Deputies allegedly found items “taken from the SUV in his possession and he led them to a bag stolen in the burglary.”

Jackson, who has a history of theft and evading arrest, is charged with burglary of a motor vehicle, evading arrest and failure to identify himself. He also had an outstanding felony warrant out of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Jackson was assigned $6,000 bonds on his current charges but is being held without bond on felony theft and possession of a controlled substance warrants. His next court date is set for Tuesday, Feb. 5.