Police: Man arrested after witness interrupts vehicle burglary

Steve Nash steve.nash@brownwoodbulletin.com
Brownwood Police Department

Brownwood police arrested a man Friday night after responding to a report of a burglary of a vehicle in the 2300 block of Belmeade.

Jimmy Sellers, 29, of Brownwood, was booked into the Brown County Jail on a charge of burglary of a vehicle, jail records state. Sellers remained mailed Monday in lieu of $3,000 bond.

According to a report: 

Police were dispatched to the area at 9:49 p.m. Police stopped a man, identified as Sellers, who was walking in the 2000 block of Dartmore. The man’s clothing matched the description of the vehicle burglar’s clothing.

The man told police he had started walking from Avenue C and Durham and was headed to a friend’s house on Eighth’s Street to give his friend some cigarettes. The man’s route would have taken him across the 2200 block of Belmeade, the police report states.

The man consented to a search, and police found nothing on him. An officer drove the man who called in the burglary to the location where Sellers was detained. The witness identified Sellers as the person who had been seen in a vehicle. The witness said nothing had been taken from the vehicle due to the suspect being caught before anything could be taken.

Police believe the suspect was interrupted while in the process of committing a burglary of a vehicle.

In other incidents:

• Police were dispatched early Monday morning to U.S. Highway 377 South on a report that a pickup was swerving all over the road and had driven in the opposite lane. Police saw a pickup that failed to maintain a single lane, made a traffic stop and arrested Ricardo Gomez, 21, of Mission, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

• Deputy Byron Langley took a report Friday from the Department of Health Services regarding a confirmation of a rabies exposure with a calf.

• Deputies John Gramling and Terry Sliter were dispatched Saturday night to the 2800 block of Highway 279 on a noise complaint. Gramling arrested Fort Worth residents Rosa Lopez and Xavier Martinez, both 30, on charges of possession of marijuana and evidence tampering.  

• Deputy Ronny Bowman took a report Sunday on criminal mischief that occurred when a vehicle’s windshield was damaged by a BB gun.

Others booked into the Brown County between 8 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Monday were:Callie Browne, 21, Brady, theft.

Hunter Chambers, 20, Bangs, traffic warrant, violating promise to appear.

Gary Goins, 55, Early, assault.

Rogelio Huerta, 28, Brownwood, DWI third.

Joseph Hyles, 28, Cross Plains, failure t appear for criminal nonsupport, bail jumping and animal at large.

Derek Mackey, 20, Brookesmith, DWI.

Andrea Mendoza, 31, Brownwood, driving while license suspended.

John Murphy, 63, Brownwood, warrant for unrestrained dog.

Debra Netherton, 32, Early, driving with invalid license.

Kassie Sherrin, 26, Brownwood, DWI with child under 15.