DEL VALLE, Texas (KXAN) — Two men are facing felony charges, accused of breaking into a Del Valle home and being caught in the act by a neighbor’s surveillance camera. The break-in happened Monday at 3:49 p.m., when police say Jonathan Ortiz Garcia, 19, and Kyle Douglas Tetley, 26, kicked in the door of a Del Valle home at 14906 Swiss Drive. A neighbor’s video of the burglary allegedly caught the suspects kicking in the door of the trailer before they both went into the home.
Police initially responded to a call about shots fired, which then quickly changed to burglary of a habitation in progress. Police were also alerted to men running away from the home.
As the officer approached the home, he saw two people run from behind the trailer. He identified himself as a police officer, telling them to stop, but both men continued to run off — heading east. The officer jumped back into his patrol unit and drove south on Swiss Drive, hoping he was heading parallel to the men. The officer drove about 10 houses down and got out of his car. Running east behind the trailer, the officer says he saw Garcia running about 10 feet in front of him and ordered him to the ground at gunpoint. The officer says Garcia complied, and he was able to get him handcuffed.
Garcia reportedly told police he was at the trailer to get water from the hose in the back, though police found no hose.
After coordinating a search with multiple units for the second man, police say they didn’t find him until sometime later. Police say Tetley came out of the woods where he and Garcia had run into. They ordered him to the ground at gunpoint and arrested him without any incidents. Garcia reportedly told police Tetley was the man he was with — though police say Garcia was upset that Tetley had lied to him about his real name.
Both have been charged with the second-degree felony of burglary of a habitation and evading on foot.