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Man arrested in connection with burglary of a habitation
A 42-year-old transient man was arrested in connection with a burglary of a habitation Thursday in the 3800 block of East Lynwood, according to the Beaumont Police Department.
The homeowner's son was staying in the house while repairs were being made and he heard someone in the attic and ran outside to call the police, BPD stated.
As officers arrived they observed the copper tubing being pulled from the air conditioner in the attic, BPD stated.
James Carter, 42-year-old man, was given numerous commands to exit the attic, BPD stated.
Officers could see him attempting to hide and after explaining to him that K-9 was on the way, he decided to exit the attic and was taken into custody, BPD stated.
Carter was transported to the Jefferson County Jail and was booked for burglary of a habitation.