Burglary suspect arrested after 2nd story leap

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office has booked one suspect into the county jail after he tried escaping from a home he was allegedly burglarzing by jumping out a second story window.

Sheriff’s dispatchers received a call about 3:20 p.m. Monday afternoon from a caretaker of some property off of FM 3006 near IH 37. The caretaker told deputies that he heard a noise while outside but didn’t see anything. He went inside and saw the door to his room closed so he grabbed a gun and confronted the suspect inside a bedroom. The suspect fled to a balcony where he jumped to the ground below only to severely sprain his ankle, according to Chief Deputy Sheriff David Soward.

Soward stated the suspect hobbled to some nearby brush to hide. The caretaker went outside and found items that the suspect had taken from the upstairs bedroom.

The caretaker pursued the suspect and confronted him and the suspect again fled to a nearby residence and entered it. Responding officers arrested the suspect identified as, Dominic Rene Vasquez, 30, 1806 Sutherland Springs Road, Floresville.

Vasquez was treated and released at South Texas Regional Medical Center before being booked into jail. An additional burglary charge is pending for the second house he entered according to Chief Soward. Bond on Vasquez was set at $35,000 by Justice of the Peace Orlando Carrasco.

While being interviewed by sheriff’s deputies, Vasquez admitted to have been driving a stolen pickup that he had left on IH 37. Deputies recovered a 2006 Ford truck which was stolen from San Antonio. Money taken in the burglary was recovered. Deputy Greg Pierce was the responding deputy. Chief Soward stated that Pleasanton Police Department officers and DPS Troopers arrived at the residence first and assisted the deputies.

Sergeant Investigator Wayne Stratton is continuing the investigation with Wilson County authorities into the possibility of any other home burglaries that may be connected to the suspect.

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