Delivery driver ruins Bee Cave burglary suspect’s escape, police say

  • Johnathan Silver
  • American-Statesman Staff
9:44 p.m Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 Local
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A delivery driver thwarted a burglary suspect’s escape Tuesday after he told police he saw a man running from the backyard of a Bee Cave home and into a getaway car, according to a recently released affidavit.

The suspect was wearing a red hoodie and entered a beige Honda Civic with four other people inside, the driver told Lakeway police. He also reported the vehicle’s license plate information.

At the home, an officer reported seeing the front and back doors open, clothes on the floor and drawers rummaged through, according to the affidavit. On the streets, another officer found the suspect vehicle and stopped the driver.

The officer found only two people inside, and he reportedly smelled marijuana immediately. The driver, Charles Gurley, admitted he had marijuana in his possession. The officer told Gurley and the passenger to exit the car.

Searching the car, the officer found the marijuana, a red hoodie, jewelry and keys to the home where the caller witnessed the burglary, the affidavit said.

Gurley was charged with burglary of a habitation and possession of marijuana. It is unclear whether police believe Gurley’s passenger was involved in the burglary.

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