LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a 45-year-old man Wednesday evening in connection to allegations that he broke into his nieces' home while his nieces were at his sister's funeral and stole a TV, a TV remote, and an iPhone.
Jimmie Hamilton Jr., of Lufkin, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a second-degree felony burglary of a habitation charge, a Class C misdemeanor theft under $20 charge, and a misdemeanor capias pro fine traffic charge. Collectively, his bail has been set at $778 for the two misdemeanor charges.
According to the Lufkin Police Department's daily activity report, the burglary took place at a home in the 1600 block of Sayers Street early Wednesday evening. Hamilton allegedly broke out a back bedroom window at the home.
His nieces told police that it appeared that Hamilton took their mom's television, a TV remote, and an iPhone from the home. They also told the Lufkin PD officers that they thought it was their uncle because he called to ask if anyone would be home during his sister's funeral.
LPD officers caught up to Hamilton in the 800 block of Glenn Avenue a short time later. The report stated that he was having car problems, and he told police that he ran out of gas.
According to the police report, the Lufkin PD officers noticed a bandaged cut on his knuckles that was still bleeding. When they asked Hamilton about it, he allegedly told them that he cut it on some scrap metal.
After Hamilton gave the officers permission to search his vehicle, they found a TV remote and an iPhone that Hamilton admitted belonged to his sister, the report stated.
Once the LPD officers took Hamilton into custody, they found that he had outstanding warrants.
According to Angelina County jail records, Hamilton has a lengthy arrest record that dates back to February of 2005. He has been arrested for theft, evading arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, burglary of a habitation, resisting arrest, escape, interference with a 911 call, failure to identify as a fugitive, and forgery of a financial instrument.
Angelina County's jail records search website lists one of Hamilton's aliases as "Throwed off Fool."