Abilene Landlord Identifies His Employee as Alleged Burglar

Published 08/15 2014 12:06PM

Updated 08/15 2014 12:14PM

According to the official criminal complaint, 28-year-old Dusten Rawls is accused of breaking into a home while the owners were away on August 3.

Rawls allegedly took a cordless drill, a shop vac, and a game camera that had been installed by the home owner to catch anyone attempting to break in, since the home had been broken into previously.

The camera, before it was allegedly taken by Rawls, did take pictures of an intruder and, as it had been set up to do, texted these pictures to the home owner’s friend.

The friend then notified police that the home was being burglarized. When the homeowner’s landlord came to the scene, the landlord viewed the photos and identified the intruder as Rawls.

The landlord said that Rawls worked for him and expressed that he suspected Rawls of breaking into other homes he owned.

Rawls was arrested and charged with burglary of a habitation and theft and is being held on bonds totaling $75,750.

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