Burglary suspects arrested after running out of gas in Ft. Bend County

Cody Andel, 24, of Guy, and Herman Ephran, 36, of Wharton, are both facing a charge of Burglary of a Habitation.

August 20, 2013 10:32:03 AM PDT
A couple of burglary suspects found themselves stranded after running out of gas in Ft. Bend County early Tuesday morning.

Cody Andel, 24, of Guy, and Herman Ephran, 36, of Wharton, are both facing a charge of Burglary of a Habitation.

According to the Ft. Bend County Sheriff's Office, a man was knocking on doors near Williams School Road and FM 360 in the Needville area at around 3am. Responding deputies found Ephran and Andel, as well as their vehicle nearby. They told deputies they had run out of gas.

While talking to the pair, deputies say they noticed several items in their back seat, mainly lawn and garden items.

Deputies then reportedly contacted residents whose doorbells had been rung and asked them if anything was missing. One resident in the 9000 block of Dixie Drive found his storage shed had been burglarized, say Ft. Bend County deputies. That resident later identified the items found in the vehicle to be his property.

And the gas can one of them men had with him while he was going door to door? It was also reportedly stolen.

Andel and Ephran will go before a magistrate Wednesday, so no bond amount has been set. They remain in the Fort Bend County Jail.

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