Man arrested after homeowner thwarts burglary

Published: Feb. 4, 2016 at 1:34 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 4, 2016 at 1:45 PM CST
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LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - A Longview man was arrested after a homeowner thwarted a burglary Monday.

Police say that about 10:56 p.m., officers were dispatched to a home in the 800 block of Spring Street. When they arrived, the victim told them that a suspect, later identified as Kevin Mitchell Gonzales, 28, of Longview, attempted to enter the garage without permission.

The homeowner and Gonzales began to fight and Gonzales pulled out a handgun. During the struggle, Gonzales fired one round from a .45 caliber pistol. The homeowner was able to get the gun away from Gonzales and hold him down until police arrived.

During the arrest,officers located 18 Lorazepam pills in a clear plastic bag in Gonzales' pants pocket. He is charged with criminal trespass with a deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance. He was transported to the Gregg County Jail without incident. 

Police say the homeowner was not injured during the incident.

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