Tyler home burglary: Crowbar, knife assault, ends with victim shooting at suspect
January 15, 2011 at 4:05 PM CST - Updated June 23 at 6:10 AM
TYLER, TX (KLTV/KTRE) - Tyler Police have made an arrest in the early morning assault in Southeast Tyler. Police say Corey Jermaine Latham, 26, of Tyler turned himself in around 3 p.m. Saturday at the Tyler Police Department.
Latham is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is currently in Smith County Jail. Bond has been set at $500,000. Tyler Police say Latham and the female victim were previously involved in an "emotional relationship."
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The following is a press release issued this morning by the Tyler Police Department.
On January 15, 2011 at approximately 3:42 a.m. the Tyler Police Department received a telephone call regarding an Assault that occurred at a residence within the 2400 block of Plume Dr. As officers arrived on scene they learned that the suspect had entered the victim's residence through a back bedroom window. Once inside the residence the suspect struck the victim with a crowbar before attacking a second victim with the same crowbar. During a struggle for the crowbar the suspect pulled a large kitchen knife from his person and began attacking the second victim with the weapon.
As this was occurring the first victim retrieved a firearm and fired once at the suspect, it is unknown whether the suspect was hit. The suspect then turned his attention back towards the first victim and they began wrestling over the firearm. In the process the suspect managed to take the firearm from the victim, but was unable to use the weapon before both victims fled the scene. Immediately following this the suspect fled the scene in a 2002 maroon Impala.
Anyone with information about the suspects involved in this crime are urged to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or Crimestoppers, at 903-597-CUFF (903-597-2833). Crimestoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges filed against the suspects in this case, or any, felony case.