Wednesday, Oct. 26, about 8:30 am, Beaumont Police responded to the parking lot of Home Depot at 3910 Eastex Freeway in reference to a theft.
The officer completed a report for theft of copper wiring from the back of vehicle in the parking lot. A witness came forward and gave the license plate of the suspect vehicle. Officers located the suspect, Jerome David James, a 58-year-old Beaumont man, in the 1100 block of Cottonwood, but James fled the area on foot. A short time later, James was apprehended near Live Oak and Grand.