Burglary suspect runs, police pursue, arrest

Terry Dwight Turner, 22, of Longview. Photo Source: Gregg County
Terry Dwight Turner, 22, of Longview. Photo Source: Gregg County

Released by Officer Kevin Brownlee with the Longview PD:

LONGVIEW, TX - On October 19, 2009 at approximately 8:58 p.m., Longview Officers were dispatched to 614 Gilmer Road for a report of a residential burglary that had just occurred.

Officer Manfred Gilow arrived and was flagged down by a witness to the burglary. The witness pointed out a vehicle that was leaving the apartment complex parking lot and told Officer Gilow that the person in the car had just burglarized an apartment. Officer Gilow attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the driver fled, leading Officers in a vehicle pursuit.

The pursuit began on Bill Owens Parkway and during the pursuit, the suspect threw out a bag that was found to contain stolen property from the victim's apartment. After pursuing the suspect down West Loop 281, West Marshall Avenue and Alpine Road, the suspect stopped at the Crestcare Nursing Home at 1301 Eden Drive. Once stopped, the suspect exited his vehicle and led officers on a foot chase. During the chase, the suspect ran inside the nursing home and attempted to evade officers by throwing items on the floor behind him as he ran. This caused one of the pursuing officers to fall and injure his hand, requiring medical treatment.

The suspect was apprehended after he entered the room of a patient. The suspect, identified as Terry Dwight Turner, 22, of Longview, was transported to the Gregg County Jail and charged with burglary of a habitation (2nd degree felony), evading with a vehicle (3rd degree felony) and assault on a public servant (3rd degree felony). After his arrest, it was learned that Turner was an employee of the nursing home.

Officers recovered additional items inside Turner's vehicle that were found to be stolen from the victim's apartment. The items were returned to the burglary victim.