18-Year-Old Man Arrested in Residential Neighborhood Break-in
The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department responded to an alarm call at a residence in the 4300 block of Boyd Road early Sunday morning around 4:43 a.m.
According to a press release, Officer Christine Knouse arrived and found that the back door of the residence had been shattered. While further investigating in the darkness, Officer Knouse observed the shadow of a person walking through an adjacent property and subsequently detained an individual wearing a backpack and carrying another bag. Once Officers Marcos Luna and Jason Tellas arrived at the scene, they assisted by searching the residence for other intruders or possibly injured individuals. They did not locate anyone else but saw where drawers inside the residence were rummaged through.
Upon interaction, Officers identified the individual as Eric Wherry, an eighteen-year-old male from Texarkana, Arkansas. Mr. Wherry admitted to the officers he was the person that broke into the residence, and officers located miscellaneous items belonging to the homeowners inside the backpack.
Mr. Wherry was arrested and charged with Burglary of a Residence and Criminal Mischief in the 1st Degree. He was transported and booked into the Miller County Jail, awaiting his first court appearance.
If anyone in this area has experienced a recent burglary and has not reported it, you are encouraged to contact the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department by calling (903) 798-3130.