The Amarillo Pioneer

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One Arrested in North Amarillo Burglaries

"On 1-24-2017, at 6:11 PM, officers were sent to a home in the 2300 block of NW 11th on a report of a man with a gun. The report was initially that a man had entered one home, but was now in a second home in the same block.

The witness told responding officers that that a man had approached her in front of the house, pointed a gun at her and tried to fire the weapon; then entered her house. A male resident of the same home came out and advised officers that the suspect was still inside, passed out under a mattress in one room and the gun was in another room.

Officers entered the home and found the suspect under a mattress on the floor. He was unconscious or not responsive. Officers placed him under arrest.

They recovered the 9mm handgun the suspect had been armed with in the living room of the home. That gun was listed as stolen in a recent home burglary in north Amarillo. Officers learned that the man had entered three homes in the same block, at one point confronting a female resident in one home and threatening or attempting to shoot her with the handgun. No one was at home at one of the three homes. He finally confronted and threatened residents in front of the first house before going back inside, where he was arrested. No shots were fired during the incident and no injuries have been reported. The suspect was checked by paramedics before officers transported him to the hospital for medical attention due to indications of intoxication.

The suspect Jacob Allen Edgar WM 23 was then transported to the Potter County Detention Center and booked for two charges of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit a felony and one charge of criminal trespassing with a deadly weapon."

-Amarillo Police Dept.

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