By Valerie Reddell
Tyler County deputies responded to a call from a Fred resident at about 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, reporting a suspicious vehicle near a residence.
The caller reporting seeing a black Ford Mustang parked near a fence that bordered property owned by his brother-in-law. When deputies arrived at the location, several witnesses said they heard someone running from the home into a nearby wooded area. Those witnesses also said the homeowner was out of town.
Deputies found that the door had been forced open as well as other evidence a burglary had occurred.
At about 8:45 p.m. deputies saw a white male exit the woods near the black Mustang. They identified the man as Brian Hensarling, 37, of Woodville.
Hensarling was sweating and out of breath. Deputies saw dirt all over his jeans, and small twigs were around the neck and collar area of his shirt.
Investigators then were able to match Hensarling's shoe prints with footprints found at the scene of the break-in.
Hensarling was taken to the Tyler County jail and charged with burglary of a habitation. He remains in custody in lieu of a $15,000 bond set by Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Trisher Ford.