Wall vehicle burglary suspect apprehended

UPDATE: The Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office was notified of two vehicle burglaries that occurred Wednesday at Wall High School, according to a release from the department.

Patrol deputies responded to the scene and located evidence at the scene along with video surveillance evidence of the suspect vehicle. Deputies along with members of the Criminal Investigation Division located the suspect vehicle based on information received from concerned citizens.

Deputies arrested one subject as a result of their investigation.

Ernest Gonzales, age 31, was arrested for the theft of property over $2,500 but less than $30,000, a state jail felony, from the Wall High School motor vehicle burglaries. Gonzales was also arrested on five outstanding local traffic warrants. Gonzales is currently in the Tom Green County Jail.

This offense was widely published on social media and in the local media. The Tom Green County Sheriffs’ Office, in the release, sincerely appreciates the public’s collaboration and response to this matter which assisted in the investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY: A suspect has been apprehended in this week’s vehicle burglary at Wall High School.

Ernest Gonzales, 31, was booked into the Tom Green County Jail at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, according to jail records.

A post by the victim’s mother asking for help locating the suspect, who allegedly stole items from the vehicle, made its way across social media Wednesday.

Gonzales was charged with theft of property >$2,500<$30,000, a state jail felony. Additional charges on the jail record included two counts of failure to appear, fail to yield row, driving while license invalid and no liability insurance.