Neighbor helps foil home burglary

Randall Burcaw and Ezekiel Jordan were arrested Saturday night after a Katy-area resident allegedly spotted the suspects working together to burglarize a neighbor's home.

August 23, 2010 1:41:05 PM PDT
Authorities say an alert resident helped Fort Bend County deputies foil a burglary at a neighbor's house and get the suspects behind bars. The resident had spotted a man in the backyard of a neighbor's home in the 25300 block of Pepper Sage Lane on Saturday night, according to a Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office statement. The resident became suspicious and called authorities after seeing the man run toward a blue Audi sedan parked nearby and drive off.

When a deputy arrived at the house, it was discovered that a back window was broken and several televisions and computer monitors were on the ground. The deputy notified other officers in the area of the burglary and gave them the description of the alleged getaway car.

During a sweep of the area, deputies found a blue Audi sedan near the intersection of Scottsbury Court and Windemere Park Lane, and two suspects who allegedly had the homeowner's laptop and stereo equipment. Authorities also found a handgun and a controlled substance.

The two suspects were later identified as Katy-area residents Randall Taylor Burcaw, 19, and Ezekiel Jordan, 22.

Burcaw is facing charges of burglary of a habitation, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance. Jordan is facing charges of burglary of a habitation.

Fort Bend detectives are still investigating the incident.