Home invasion suspects in custody, others at large
Sunday, June 16, 2013, at 2:22 p.m., officers responded to a home invasion in the 1600 block of East Drive.
Four to five suspects entered a house and one of the suspects took the victim's silver Honda two-door vehicle. He was last seen northbound on East Drive. A patrol officer located the stolen Honda and got behind it going westbound on Delaware. The suspect refused to stop and a pursuit ensued. The suspect fled under Eastex freeway. He lost control of the car and went into a ditch in the area of Helbig and Bennett. The suspect fled on foot into the woods. Officers set up a perimeter and K-9's arrived a short time later. They located suspect Kaleb Nathaniel Baker of Beaumont and a .40 caliber semi automatic pistol that was reported stolen in an auto burglary Sunday morning on Briarcliff. Baker, 17, was transported to Jefferson County Jail and booked in on two counts of aggravated robbery, evading arrest/detention in a motor vehicle, and theft of a firearm.
The Special Assignments Unit (SAU), Auto Theft Task Force (ATTF), Patrol, and Criminal Investigations Division (CID) worked together throughout the night to locate the suspects and evidence involved in the home invasion on East Drive and several other crimes.
Sunday night, investigators located two more suspects in the 5000 block of Timber Creek in an apartment. Jacoby Joiner and Christopher Wyble, both Beaumont an 18-year-olds, were located at the residence. Investigators found evidence from other crimes inside the residence. Among the evidence was a stolen rifle and several magazines of ammunition. Joiner was arrested for theft of a firearm and aggravated robbery. Wyble was arrested for theft of a firearm.
Investigators recovered a stolen vehicle believed to have been used in additional burglaries and auto burglaries. The investigation into the aggravated robbery in the 1600 block of East and other related incidents is still on going. If anyone has any additional information that can be of assistance, contact Crime Stoppers at (409) 833-TIPS.