Waco: Deputies Arrest Teenager After Foot Chase

Deputies arrested a Waco teenager named in a burglary warrant Tuesday after a foot chase through a local neighborhood.

Franco Geovani Navarrete (Jail photo)

WACO (January 28, 2014) McLennan County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Waco teenager named in an arrest warrant Tuesday after a foot chase through a local neighborhood.

Franco Geovani Navarrete, 17, was wanted for burglary of a habitation.

Deputies were waiting when Navarrete arrived at his home in the 2400 block of Washington Avenue, but as they approached, he got out of his car and ran, authorities said.

Waco police officers and deputies chased him through Waco Creek and arrested him at North 29th and Fort Avenue.

He’s now also facing an evading arrest charge, authorities said.

Navarrete was arrested last month on a warrant charging aggravated robbery in an incident in November in which another teenager was beaten and robbed.

In November he was arrested and charged with burglary of a habitation in connection with an incident in which a teenager awakened some Waco residents early in the morning, told them their vehicles were on fire, and later slipped back into the home and stole property.

The 2002 Mercury Cougar and 1999 Oldsmobile minivan were burning close to the front door of the home, so the residents brought the teen inside and then he and they escaped through a rear door, police said.

Unbeknownst to the residents, however, the teenager slipped back into the home through the front door, police said.

When officers arrived and began clearing the home, they found him inside and ordered him out before they discovered that items had been stolen, police said.

They caught up with him as he was walking away with a TV and some other items taken from the home.

Investigators later determined the vehicles were set on fire intentionally in order to create a diversion.

The car was damaged and the minivan was destroyed.

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