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Killeen: Suspected Burglar Said The House Was His; It Wasn’t

A 47-year-old Killeen man who told an officer he was cleaning out a house his wife bought on the Internet was charged with burglary after police determined the house hadn’t been sold.

Tracy Larance Gordon (Jail photo)

KILLEEN (March 14, 2013)—Tracy Larance Gordon, 47, was free on bonds totaling $70,000 after he was charged with burglary of a habitation and drug possession following a break-in at a house he claimed his wife had just purchased over the Internet, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

A Killeen police officer found Gordon and another man inside the garage of the house at 3306 Thundercreek Road at around 2 p.m. Tuesday after responding to a report of suspicious activity and finding a U-Haul truck backed into the driveway, the affidavit said.

“Gordon stated that his wife bought the house on the Internet and he was there to clean and move into the house,” the affidavit said.

The officer noticed, however, that the frame of the back door was damaged as if the door had been opened by force, and the realtor with whom the house is listed told officers the home had not been sold and was not under contract, the affidavit said.

The realtor told officers the refrigerator, which was in a hallway next to a dolly, had been moved since he was last in the home, the affidavit said.

Officers later found a hacksaw on the hood of the truck and a baggie containing a half-gram of a white powder that tested positive for cocaine, the affidavit said.


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