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Houston Co. authorities catch burglar suspects after 7-hour manhunt

Adolfo Elizando mug shot courtesy of Houston County Jail. Adolfo Elizando mug shot courtesy of Houston County Jail.
George Richards mug shot courtesy of Houston County Jail. George Richards mug shot courtesy of Houston County Jail.
HOUSTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

The Houston County Sheriff's Office has arrested two Houston men accused of burglarizing a  convenience store in Grapeland.

The sheriff's office has charged George Richards and Adolfo Elizando, both of Houston, with evading arrest, engaging in organized criminal activity and possession of stolen property. The Anderson County Sheriff's Office has charged the pair with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and burglary of a building.

Sheriff Darrell Bobbitt said the investigation began at 2 a.m. Sunday when the deputies responded to a burglar alarm. They identified a suspicious vehicle and attempted to stop it, but the vehicle fled, cutting across yards before stopping at a dead end in the Latexo area, Bobbitt said.

The suspects fled the vehicle and into the woods and deputies used horses and dogs to eventually track both of them down, each several miles away from where they stopped the vehicle.

Bobbitt said authorities found stolen property from a burglary the night before in Anderson County in the vehicle and they suspect they are involved in many burglaries from Houston all the way to Anderson County.

Bobbitt said a second vehicle, a Dodge Durango, was also at the convenience store and authorities suspect three people in it are also suspects in the burglaries.

The sheriff's office has alerted surrounding law enforcement offices about the suspect vehicle.

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