Houston police arrest two in auto burglaries

djournal-chickasaw-countyBy Floyd Ingram

Chickasaw Journal

HOUSTON – Two arrests have been made in a series of holiday crimes in Houston.

The Houston Police Department arrested Robert Holmes Jr. of Webster County, in connection to two auto burglaries, burglary of a commercial building and vandalism. He was placed in the Chickasaw County Jail and later released on bond.

Police have also arrested Eric Hoskins, of Eupora, in connection to a high profile auto burglary where a purse was stolen from the First United Methodist Church parking lot during broad daylight over the Christmas holidays. Hoskins is currently in the Chickasaw County Jail under $5,000 bond.

“We arrested Robert Holmes for the auto burglaries behind Walmart, breaking in Ware Milling and vandalism of school buses,” said Houston Police Chief Billy Voyles. “He and some juveniles were just walking around over the Christmas holidays and started doing this.”

Voyles said police recovered all items stolen in the First United Methodist Church auto burglary except for the victim’s purse and cell phone.

“We are still following up some leads in these incidents and will be making more arrests if the evidence warrants it,” said Voyles.