Man facing aggravated robbery charges for Ridgecrest break-in

Officer Warren Smith and Officer Duane Lorance arresting the suspect.

A man accused of breaking into two houses and threatening a homeowner with a gun is expected to testify today in his trial for aggravated robbery.

Delbert Dewayne Sisemore pleaded guilty to burglary of a habitation and possession of less than a gram of methamphetamine Tuesday afternoon.

According to Texarkana, Texas Police they were dispatched to a residence in the 6700 block of Ridgecrest in reference to an Armed Robbery call on May 24, 2014, at approximately 2:00pm.

TTPD on scene on Ridgecrest May 24, 2014

“The suspect, later identified as Delbert Sisemore, 34, entered into a residence in the 6700 block of Ridgecrest while it was unoccupied and stole undisclosed items,” said then PIO Aaron Brower. “The homeowner returned to the residence while Sisemore was still inside. Sisemore ran out of the house and into the garage of the next door neighbors’ residence.”

According to Brower, Sisemore located firearms that belonged to the homeowner of that residence in the garage he then took possession of one of the firearms and entered the interior of the house through a laundry room. Upon entering the residence, he made contact with the homeowner. He demanded the homeowner to give him her car keys. The homeowner refused and pushed him out of the residence and locked the door.

Officers arrived and located Sisemore in the garage and took him in to custody.

Along with deciding if Sisemore is guilty of aggravated robbery the jury will set the penalty for the burglary and possession charges he has already pleaded guilty to.

Burglary of a habitation in a second degree felony, the punishment range is two to 20 years, and a fine not to exceed $10,000.  Possession of less than one gram of meth is a state jail felony punishable with up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine.  Aggravated robbery is a first degree felony punishable with five to 99 years in a state prison and/or a fine of no more than $10,000.

Police radio traffic from the incident.


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