Monday evening Crowley Police were responding to a burglary in progress on North Avenue B when they encountered a home owner struggling with a suspect who had allegedly just broken into his car.

Police say after some resistance they were able to tak 22-year-old Tyrin Brown of Crowley into custody.

Crowley Police Chief K.P. Gibson says,

"During the arrest of the suspect, the suspect threw a handgun which he had in his possession away from him. Officers recovered the firearm and through their investigation, they discovered that the weapon had been stolen on Saturday, March 15, from a vehicle in a shopping center in Crowley. The suspect was originally charged with the possession of stolen property, however further investigation revealed that the suspect was the actual person who committed the burglary".

Tyrin Brown was booked on the following charges:

  • One count of aggravated burglary
  • One count of burglary
  • Resisting arrest
  • Possession of stolen property

The Chief says his officers did a good job of putting the pieces of the each case together to solve tow burglaries.  He adds they will continue to investigate Brown to see if he might be involved in any other crimes.