Police arrested a South Montgomery County man in the early hours of Friday after a search that began with a call on Towering Pines in the Panther Creek Village area of The Woodlands just before midnight.
Homeowners reported an unknown person entered their home through a backdoor and tried to take a briefcase.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office set up a perimeter and began a systematic search. Residents on nearby West Southfork Pines Circle then called 911 to report a man seen in their backyard looking into the home through a window.
Corporal Ford and Deputy Johnson found 26-year-old Joshua Wayne Clendennen hiding in some woods nearby. Clendennen resisted arrest, struggling and even trying to hit one of the officers. He sustained minor injuries. Neither of the officers was injured.
Clendennen, who lives at 53 S. Brookberry in The Woodlands, is charged with Criminal Trespass and Resisting Arrest. Additional charges may be pending.
Clendennen has a lengthy criminal history including evading arrest/detention; possession of marijuana; resisting arrest and burglary of a vehicle.
As of this writing, Clendennen’s bond on the original two charges is set at a total of $1,500 and he remains in the Montgomery County Jail.