Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Texas: Shotgun blast deters robbers

Weatherford, Texas

From the Weatherford Democrat of March XX, 2009
Shotgun blast deters robbers

Authorities arrested Jose Manuel Salas, 33, and Javier Harvey Ortiz, 44, Saturday in connection with an early morning robbery along Azle Highway.

Reports indicate a homeowner operating a business from the same location called for help at approximately 1:30 a.m. after he found two men stealing cash and rolls of quarters from his business.

The homeowner told the men to stop before firing a shotgun once at one of the suspects who then fled with another man in a car, according to an affidavit detailing the incident.

A short time later, Parker County Sheriff’s deputies detained a vehicle matching the homeowner’s description. Salas was driving and Ortiz was a passenger, the Sheriff’s Office said.

A statement claims deputies found stolen property matching a description given by the homeowner inside the vehicle, and the homeowner arrived to identify the suspects and vehicle.

Salas was charged with burglary of a habitation, failure to maintain financial responsibility and for no driver’s license.

Ortiz was arrested in accordance with a Tarrant County warrant and was also charged with burglary of habitation.

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