Arrest made in year-old break-ins
Two home break-ins reported nearly a year ago have resulted in an arrest and charges after detectives literally pieced together evidence left at the scenes.
Tito Lee Pratt Jr., 20, found himself back in Comanche County District Court Monday afternoon facing two new counts of second-degree burglary stemming from incidents reported in March and May of 2013. Prior to Monday's hearing, Pratt was out on bond in two unrelated cases with charges that include assault with a dangerous weapon, burglary and resisting an officer. Authorities allege he committeda string of burglaries and even pointeda gun at a woman last spring.
According to an affidavit filed in one of the new cases, Pratt is accused of breaking out a window of 1913 NW Lindy with a rock and climbing inside around 11 a.m. March 12, 2013. An affidavit said Pratt took a flat-screen television from inside the house, but a neighbor saw him drop it while running from the scene.
Detective erry Vallijo inspected the broken glass from the house and dusted it for fingerprints, which later matched previously submitted prints from Pratt in a law enforcement database. The affidavit showed another detective signed the affidavit in August 2013.