by WCSO staff
Around 1:40 p.m. on Wednesday January 30, 2019 a Deputy with the Walker County Sheriff’s Office was patrolling in the 600 block of Old Phelps Road and observed suspicious activity around a home. The deputy stopped to investigate further as he approached the home he observed a male run from the backdoor of the home. After a brief foot chase the suspect was detained, upon further investigation the suspect identified as Matthew Travis Shoemaker had broken into the home and was in the process of loading up the stolen items.
Shoemaker was arrested and transposed to the Walker County Jail for Burglary of a Habitation a felony of the second degree and Evading Arrest/ Detention Class A misdemeanor.
On the same day Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office took Jack Monroe Kizer into custody for Burglary of a Habitation a felony of the second degree.
Detectives had been working a burglary that had occurred last week in the 500 block of FM 230 through the course of the investigation identified Kizer as being responsible for the break in and a warrant was issued. With the help of Trinity Police Department, Kizer was located taken into custody and most of the stolen property recovered. Kizer was transported to the Walker County Jail.
Sheriff McRae would like to thank the great work done by the Deputies and Detectives as well as the assistance and cooperation from the Trinity Police Department. This is a great example of law enforcement coming together to solve crimes that affects all of our community.