A Houston man faces a felony burglary charge after a Houston Police Department investigation last October.
Justin B. Williams, 38, of 207 E. Pine St. in Houston, is charged with second-degree burglary, a class D felony, and misdemeanor stealing as a result of the investigation.
On Nov. 7, a Houston police officer submitted a report to the county prosecutor that said a call came in at about 10:35 p.m., Oct. 20, regarding a reported burglary at the Piney Inn Apartments on Grand Avenue. The officer reportedly made contact with a woman there who stated she had come home from work and found that the frame to the side door of the residence was damaged, and about $150 cash and a 19-inch television were missing.
The woman said she spoke to a few neighbors and determined that Williams and a woman had been seen carrying a black bag down the stairs in the apartment complex.
The following day, two officers went to a Wyn Street residence and made contact with Williams with regard to another case being investigated. Williams was subsequently arrested and taken to the Texas County Jail.
During questioning, Williams at first denied being at the apartment complex, but later admitted he had broken into the residence and taken the cash and the TV (after placing it in a trash bag). He reportedly said the woman with him had not entered the apartment.
Bond is set at $150,000.