TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A Tyler man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for burglarizing the locked bathrooms of a building.
According to the Smith County District Attorney’s Office, 45-year-old Solomon Squalls was found guilty of a burglary of a building charge by a Smith County jury. He was then sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Smith County jail records show Squalls was arrested on the charge on June 27, 2018. According to the Smith County DA’s Office, during the trial evidence was presented that showed Squalls had broken into the locked bathrooms of a building located behind the Goodman Museum. It is reported he did so to steal items from the bathroom.
The DA’s office reported when police arrived at the scene they found one of the doors to the bathrooms had been taken off the hinges. They reportedly then saw Squalls leave the bathroom with a hammer in his hand.
Squalls then ran from the officers, according to the DA’s office, and was arrested after a foot chase.
Squalls was sentenced to the maximum of 10 years in prison after the jury was made aware of his “lengthy criminal history.”