LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) – A Longview man was arrested after a homeowner thwarted a burglary Monday.
Police say that about 10:56 p.m., officers were dispatched to a home in the 800 block of Spring Street. When they arrived, the victim told them that a suspect, later identified as Kevin Mitchell Gonzales, 28, of Longview, attempted to enter the garage without permission.
The homeowner and Gonzales began to fight and Gonzales pulled out a handgun. During the struggle, Gonzales fired one round from a .45 caliber pistol. The homeowner was able to get the gun away from Gonzales and hold him down until police arrived.
During the arrest,officers located 18 Lorazepam pills in a clear plastic bag in Gonzales’ pants pocket. He is charged with criminal trespass with a deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance. He was transported to the Gregg County Jail without incident.
Police say the homeowner was not injured during the incident.
*It should be noted that local law enforcement have determined the intruder to be an illegal alien, who was using one of his many false identities at the time of his arrest.
Top Right News reported:
…police discovered that Gonzales was really Jose Andres Martinez, a Mexican national in the United States illegally, who was using false identification, as illegals so often do.
Martinez had apparently crossed the border and been caught at least twice, and may have had up to 8 different phony IDs on him at the time of arrest.