Suspect in Tyler church burglaries arrested

Suspect in Tyler church burglaries arrested

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Authorities have arrested the suspect in connection to church burglaries in Tyler.

According to a press release from Tyler PD, Kinon Peacock, 36, of Tyler, was arrested Monday, February 27 in Houston by the US Marshal's Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force.

At the time of his arrest, Peacock was found hiding in the closet of a residence. Prior to the arrest, Tyler police had three outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Tyler police had been investigating this case since August 2016, when Peacock was caught on camera forcing his way into a church, by breaking a window or door. Once he was inside the church, he searched for a safe.

His vehicle was later spotted in September 2016, when police attempted to take him into custody, Peacock fled on foot.

The following, are locations of the churches her burglarized:

 6/27    3421 Old Jacksonville Hwy                Soma Church

 7/25    1903 E. Front St                                  Friendly Baptist

 8/28    1435 E SE Loop 323 St.                      Peter and Paul Chapel

 8/28    4202 S. Broadway Ave.                      First Christian

 8/28    2401 N.  Broadway Ave.                     Church of Latter Day Saints

 8/30    3606 Van Hwy.                                   Pinebrook Baptist

 8/30    1101 S SW Loop 323                          Church on the Move

 8/31    1616 E. Fifth St.                                  Fifth Street Presbyterian

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