19 Year Old Arrested For Burglary of Numerous Vehicles

Wichita Falls, Texas -

On May 17th around 6:31 a.m., Officers responded to the area of the 3200 block of Carol Ann in reference to a caller stating he was chasing a subject who had just burglarized his vehicle.

The caller then lost sight of the suspect, but was able to give a very detailed description.  The suspect vehicle was found running and unlocked in the 3200 block of Carol Ann. Officers found, through a connection to the registered owner of the suspect vehicle, a possible suspect address in the 1500 block of Garfield.

The officers responded and found the suspect, 19-year-old Eli Hatfield, sitting inside the residence. The front window to the residence had been recently smashed out.

Officers contacted the resident who advised Hatfield did not have permission to be inside the residence. Seven vehicles were found to have been burglarized in the area, and property from those burglaries was found in Hatfield's possession.

Eli Hatfield was arrested and charged with 7 counts of Burglary of a Vehicle and Criminal Trespass.