Henderson duo faces burglary charges

Published on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 12:51 - Written by

(AP) -- A pair of suspected burglars may soon find that “finders keepers” doesn’t apply when the owner reports the items stolen.

Iesha Zamacona, 22, of Henderson was arraigned Feb. 7 by Pct. 5 Justice of the Peace Joe Sorrells for charges of second degree felony burglary of a habitation and Class B misdemeanor theft of property.

Zamacona’s bonds totaled $16,000.

Jerry Lynn Fontineau III, 24, of Henderson was arraigned by Sorrells the same day for two counts of second degree felony burglary of a habitation.

Fontineau’s bonds totaled $30,000.

According to a Feb. 6 deposition given by Henderson Police Department detective Eric Sullivan to Rusk County assistant district attorney Richard Kennedy, Fontineau entered a habitation Dec. 15 without of the consent of the owner to allegedly commit theft.

“HPD officers and detectives were able to recover several stolen items from the defendant that were taken during the alleged burglary,” Sullivan said.

According to a Feb. 12 deposition given by Henderson Police Department Henderson Police Department James Dukes to assistant distract attorney Kate Hegar, Fontineau and Zamacona entered a home without the owner’s consent to allegedly commit a theft.

Dukes said police reports state the owner said the home was burglarized with items taken.

“During the investigation of other cases, some of the victim’s property was recovered from the defendant and a co-defendant admitted taking part in the offense with this defendant,” Dukes said.

Under Texas law, a second degree felony burglar of a habitation is punishable by 2-20 years in a state prison and/or a fine not to exceed $10,000.