Burglar Arrested After Returning to Retrieve His Beer


The Texarkana Texas Police Department arrested Jonathan Jackson, 52, of Texarkana Texas, early this morning for two counts of Burglary at the Westgate Car Wash, which is located at 3501 Summerhill Road.

Officer Thomas Shaddix was initially dispatched to an alarm call at the business at 9:38 on Wednesday evening. He found a broken window on the east side of the building and evidence that someone had been inside the business. He reviewed the surveillance video from inside the building with the business’ manager where a man, later identified as Jackson, could be seen entering through the window and trying to force open the cash register. When that proves unsuccessful, he then removed all the candy from the counter display and fled the scene. While investigating the burglary, Shaddix found an opened can of beer on the counter near the register that he believed had been left by the suspect and collected it as evidence.

A second alarm call was dispatched to business at 3:21 this morning. As Shaddix arrived, he saw Jackson walking across the parking lot and immediately recognized him as the suspect in the first burglary. Shaddix determined that Jackson had again entered the building and removed a coin bag, which was found in his pocket. Jackson told Shaddix that he had returned to the business to retrieve his beer that he had forgotten when he was previously there.

Jackson was charged with two counts of Burglary of a Building and transported to the Bi-State Jail. An outstanding Texarkana Arkansas warrant for Burglary was also served. Bond has not yet been set on any of the charges.

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