Wichita Falls, Texas – Two men are behind bars after they were arrested for burglarizing a vacant home.
On Monday morning around 12:30 a.m., patrol officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 4700 block of Jacksboro Highway in reference to noises coming from the backyard of a vacant residence.
Witnesses stated they heard someone walking around and saw lights from a flashlight.
Upon arrival Officers located a blue Honda CRV parked nearby and an open back door to the residence. Officers observed a white male, later identified as 53-year-old Wendell Frie, run from the back of the residence to the front, at which time he was caught by police.
Officers also located 30-year-old Kyle Lunger inside the open back door of the residence. Police ordered him out, and he was taken into custody.
Lunger claimed they had permission to be in the vacant residence.
During the investigation, officers observed in the vehicle two large pieces of home stereo equipment lying, in plain view, behind the driver's seat.
Officers located the property owner who then arrived at the scene. The victim identified the stereo equipment as theirs and stated that at no time was Frie or Lunger given permission to be in their residence.