For the second time in a week Montgomery County Precinct 2 Chief Deputy has been late getting home. Tuesday as he was within blocks of his home he spotted a garage totally involved in flames caused by lightning.
On Thursday evening he was just a few short blocks from home in River Plantation when the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department Dispatcher alerted units to a possible burglary in progress. As Roper waited for the dispatcher to finish putting out the information he was turning into the driveway of the home being reported. as he approached the back door of the two story home. As he got to the back door a male and female were exiting. Holding them at gunpoint he waited for his backup. Moments later his backup arrived. Deputy W.L. got out of his car and witnessed two males run through the front door and across the yard. A short foot pursuit took place until he had them to at gunpoint.
All were juveniles. As deputies entered the home they discovered it had been trashed. Ceramics broken, mirrors and picture frame glass smashed, ice cream slung across the living room. A fire had been attempted on the kitchen counter. The home owners files had been slung everywhere, checks littered the floor as did glass, clothes and liquor bottles. A broom protruded through the wall.
The home owner was notified and returned to her home. Deputies then discovered the elderly woman had been staying with a friend after a pelvis fracture, she walked with the help of a walker. She had lost her husband just five months before.
One of the juveniles parents found a gun that was missing from the home in his sons room. All were taken into custody and will be handled by juvenile authorities.