Police searching for 2 accused of burglary

Published on Friday, 6 June 2014 00:17 - Written by From Staff Reports

Two known men with ties to local gangs are being sought for a nighttime burglary while the homeowner was sleeping inside.

Devonte Darion Hawkins, 19, Brandon Kentrell Ervin, 21, and LaSabien Karone Ford, 17, all of Tyler, are accused of committing two home burglaries on April 24, according to a news release from the Smith County Sheriff’s Office,.

The first burglary was committed while the homeowner slept.

Ford turned himself in to the Sheriff’s Office on May 23; however, Hawkins and Ervin are still being sought.

Both have ties to local street gangs and are linked to several other burglaries where multiple firearms were taken.

Judge Christi Kennedy, of the 114th District Court, issued two burglary of a habitation warrants for Hawkins and Ervin at $150,000 each.

Those with information on the whereabouts of Hawkins or Ervin may call Crimestoppers at 903-597-CUFF (2833), the Smith County Sheriff’s Office at 903-566-6600, or to remain anonymous and report information online, visit smith-county.com/so and click on tip411