Father And Son Arrested During Longview Burglary

A father and son were arrested last night after attempting to rob a Drug Emporium in Longview.

Ricky Reed, Jr. was arrested after an employee of the business noticed that he had climbed into the store's suspended ceiling through the store's restroom. Police found him in the ceiling with numerous burglary tools and gloves.

As the officers were bringing Reed, Jr., out of the store, they spotted a car in the parking lot that witnesses said he had arrived in. When officers stopped the car, they realized it was being driven by Reed, Jr.'s, father, Ricky Reed Sr. There were also additional burglary tools in the car.

Both Reed Jr. and Reed Sr. were arrested and were booked into the Gregg County Jail.

Cathryn Khalil, reporting. ckhalil@kltv.com