Nacogdoches County lawmen arrest 1, searching for another in home invasion

Walter Brazille (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)
Walter Brazille (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office have arrested an Oklahoma man and are searching for another man in connection to a home invasion robbery Saturday morning.

Walter Earl Brazille Jr., 36, of Oklahoma City, is charged with first-degree aggravated robbery, third-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. He is being held on a collective bail of $66,500.

According to Sheriff Jason Bridges, Brazille went to a home on Rigby Road around 6 a.m. Saturday and cut the power off to the house. When the owner opened the door to see what happened, Brazille, who had a gun, forced his way into the home, Bridges said. He then started pointing his gun toward the woman and her boyfriend and demanded to know where the money was.

Bridges said the boyfriend managed to get out of the house and started running across the yard toward a neighbor's house. Brazille chased after him and shot at him, then went back into the home and started going through the house.

Dispatch received a 911 call and deputies were at the home within a matter of minutes, Bridges said, and were able to arrest Brazille after a short foot chase.

Deputies were able to get the woman's purse from Brazille, as well as a .380-caliber handgun that was reported stolen out of San Augustine County.

Deputies are searching for a second suspect who left the area in a getaway car before deputies arrived. They found the vehicle later in the day, abandoned in the Garrison area.

The second suspect is described as a black man who may go by the nickname, "Key."

Bridges said both suspects came from Oklahoma to Nacogdoches County with two women, one white and one black, who are believed to have been dropped off in Nacogdoches before the robbery.

Anyone with information on any of these people is urged to call the sheriff's office at 936-560-7777.

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