Two Arrested for Home Invasion

Wichita Falls, Texas - On May 9

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, around 4:48 a.m., Wichita Falls Police Officers responded to the 2900 block of Parish for report of a home invasion. Victims stated two subjects wearing dark clothing and blue bandanas kicked in the front door of the residence and made entry.

One of the suspects held the victims at gunpoint with a shotgun while the other suspect searched the house. The suspects then fled the scene in a tan Chevrolet Tahoe.

Officers later observed a vehicle matching that description leaving the area. Officers then initiated a traffic stop, and when the vehicle stopped, the passenger fled on foot carrying a black backpack. Officers briefly lost sight of the suspect but quickly found the suspect again, though without the backpack. The fleeing suspect was detained, the backpack was found, and marijuana was found inside the backpack.

The driver and the passenger, 23-year-old Charles Beam and 23-year-old Bobby Long were taken into custody.

Beam was charged with Burglary of a Habitation, Possession of Marijuana, O/4oz – U/5lbs, and Theft of a Firearm, and his bond is being held at $113,500. Long was charged with Burglary of a Habitation, Possession of Marijuana, O/4oz – U/5lbs, and Evading Arrest, his bond is being held at $105,000.

Officers recovered a stolen shotgun, which was used in the burglary, black jackets and blue bandannas, and 17.23 oz. of marijuana.  Both are currently being held in the Wichita County Jail.