February 2, 2023 12:10 pm

Posted: 28.4.2015 22:48

Burglary Suspect Caught in Act

It appears that Raymond Harold Lee, 54 years of age and a resident of Humble, Texas was totally oblivious to the fact that it was 10: am on a bright Sunday morning and the fact that his Toyota vehicle was parked in someone’s drive way with the trunk up and loaded with stolen property would not catch the attention of someone who would call the Sheriff’s Department to investigate. However, that is exactly what happened when Sheriff’s Deputies James McQueen, Michael Strait and Justin Johnston was dispatched to CR 2266 on April 26th. in the Tarkington Prairie

Area where they walked into the home at that address and found Lee sitting on the floor of the master bedroom calmly contemplating what he wanted to take from the home next.

Deputy McQueen reported that the home owners were out of town and before leaving, the home owner made arrangements with her brother to keep an eye on their house. The brother who was obviously very observant saw an unoccupied strange vehicle parked in the drive way of his sister’s home with property in the trunk that clearly belonged to his sister and brother-in- law. At that point he called the Sheriff’s dispatcher and reported that it appeared a burglary was in progress. When Lee was arrested by the Deputies, property belonging to the home owners was found on his person as well as loaded in the trunk of his vehicle. In addition to stolen property being found on his person, a substance thought to be Methamphetamine was also found.

Raymond Lee was transported to the Liberty County Jail and charged with Burglary of a Habitation and a second charge is pending of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Bond was set at $30,000 on the burglary charge.