Vigilant neighbor helps thwart burglary


Coleman, Leroy James (photo)Hundley, Rachael Elizibeth (photo)

Two people were arrested Friday, (Oct. 31) after Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies were alerted to an in-progress burglary on Dean Springs Road in Belton by an alert neighbor. According to reports, after contacting the homeowner and verifying that no one was supposed to be at the home, the neighbor called 911 and reported that a red Toyota Tacoma had pulled up behind his neighbor’s house and two individuals had entered the residence.


Responding deputies attempted to contact the subjects inside the home but were unsuccessful, so a canine team was called to assist in clearing the residence.

Once the canine’s presence was announced, the female suspect came to the front door and was taken into custody. The male suspect was located hiding in the bathroom’s linen closet.

Deputies arrested Leroy James Coleman, WM, 28, and Rachael Elizibeth Hundley, WF, 27, in connection with the residential burglary.

Both subjects were transported to the Anderson County Detention Center without incident. Bond has been set at $5000 each.

Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper stated, “We need more observant, concerned neighbors like the gentleman who called us regarding this break-in. With the help of our citizens, we can put people like these behind bars, where they belong.”