A College Station teen who was arrested in January in connection to a burglary just days before Christmas was arrested early Sunday after police responded to a burglary in progress call.
According to College Station police, Marquise Rashad Shields, 17, was arrested after officers were dispatched to a house in the 700 block of Park Place around 4 a.m. Sunday. The home’s residents saw two intruders inside the house and notified authorities.
Police said the two left the area on foot, taking with them the keys to a resident’s vehicle. Police believe the two entered the home through an unlocked side door. As police responded, they noticed Shields running through an apartment complex on Luther Street, not far from the scene of the burglary. They spoke with him at the front door of the apartment, where he admitted to police he had broken into the home on Park Place, a report notes. The key to the victim’s car was found in a storm drain between the apartments and the crime scene.
Shields was arrested in January after he was connected to a burglary on Richards Street. Shields turned himself in to police on New Year’s Eve after authorities said he saw footage of himself air in the local media. He bailed out from that charge on June 14.
Shields now faces another burglary of a habitation charge, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. He remains in the Brazos County Jail on $37,000 bond.
No other arrests have been made in the Sunday burglary.