The Texarkana Arkansas Police responded to a burglary in progress call on Monday, August 7 around 7:50 p.m. at a residence in the 1300 block of Locust Street. Police arrested two men, James Bailey, 19, and Leray Tatum, 18 after a short foot pursuit.
On Monday, 08/07/2017, at about 7:50pm Texarkana Arkansas Police received information that a residence in the 1300 block of Locust St. was being burgled by a heavy set black male. Officers Denise Wilder and Jeremy Hendrix responded and upon checking the residence observed at least one black male inside. While trying to secure a perimeter officers heard a window break on the south side of the residence located on the northeast corner of Locust and E 13th. Officers observed a heavy set black male attempting to exit the window and ordered him to surrender but the black male retreated into the house. Officers then heard a second window break in front of the house where two black males fled into the alley between Locust and Garland Streets. Following a short foot pursuit of both suspects they were taken into custody and identified as James Bailey, 19 yoa, and Leray Tatum, 18 yoa.