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Alleged store burglars caught after driving by police station

James Enfinger mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. James Enfinger mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Billie Gurley mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. Billie Gurley mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - Two Onalaska men suspected of breaking into a Lufkin store were apprehended after an officer caught them while pulling out of a police station.

According to the report, officers responded to a burglar alarm at Rent-a-Center, located at 452 N. Timberland Drive. Witnesses notified police that two white males forced entry into the store by breaking a window at the front of the building and then fleeing from the area with items from the building.

The witnesses called the description in and followed the vehicle down Homer Street to the police station. At the same time, an officer was pulling out of the police station to pursue the vehicle and immediately saw the suspect vehicle. The witnesses stopped pursuing the suspect vehicle once they saw the officer's vehicle.

The report states the suspects, later identified as James Albert Enfinger Jr., 50, and Billy Ward Gurley, 32, fled from the officers for about three miles before being stopped on Don Boyd Lane. Gurley, who was the driver, was apprehended but Enfinger fled from the area on foot and was apprehended in the 300 block of Church Street, according to the report.

Officers recovered stolen property in the vehicle and arrested the pair on charges of burglary of a building. Both are also charged with evading arrest, with Enfinger's being a felony offense.

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