Deputies in chopper help homeowner wrestling with burglary suspect

March 3, 2014 1:51:40 PM PST
Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff's Office helped a homeowner who was wrestling with a burglary suspect after they spotted the scene -- from the air.

It happened Monday afternoon in the 21000 block of Berryvine in north Harris County. The HCSO's helicopter was in the air on a routine patrol when the call came in of a burglary in progress.

According to the homeowner, his home was burglarized on Sunday. As he was in the process of moving out, he saw three suspects carrying some of his belongings near the bayou behind his home. The homeowner and his father-in-law confronted the burglary suspects and were able to tackle one of them and hold him until law enforcement arrived.

Sergeant Don Plant and his helicopter crew heard the call and immediately headed to the area. Within minutes Sgt. Plant was able to spot the homeowners holding down the suspect. He landed the helicopter in an open field next to the home and the deputies aboard ran to put the suspect in handcuffs.

Charges of burglary are pending on the captured suspect. Deputies are looking for the two others that got away.

The HCSO's helicopter was donated last year by Texas Parks and Wildlife.

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