ELM MOTT, Texas (KWTX) A man has been charged, and charges are forthcoming against an accomplice, in connection with the burglary of a local pub where the suspects entered through the ceiling and got away with less than $10.
Zakary Lamb. (Jail photo)
Zakary Lamb has been charged by the McLennan County Sheriff's Office with failure to identify as a fugitive, evading arrest, resisting arrest, and burglary of a building in addition to seven separate charges filed by the Waco Police Dept.
Lamb remained in McLennan County Jail custody Monday night in lieu of bonds totaling $270,000 so far.
According to MCSO officials, deputies responding to a burglar alarm at Mac Daddy's Pub in Elm Mott saw Lamb's vehicle attempting to leave the property behind the building early Monday morning.
Deputies first checked the business but saw no signs of forced entry, then caught up with the vehicle at the gas pump at a nearby convenience store, officials said.
Lamb, who officials say failed to identify himself due to having outstanding warrants, tried to run from deputies on foot but was tased and taken into custody.
His friend was released at the scene, however, charges against him are now pending.
Upon further investigation into the burglary, deputies found video surveillance footage that found a white male had entered Mac Daddy's through a sheet metal hatch on the roof and then through the ceiling, officials said.
"The suspect proceeded to break into the cash register, taking $9.75 in quarters and a key to the front door of the business," said Chief Deputy David Kilcrease. "The male was then seen exiting the building and running towards the area where the deputy initially saw the vehicle leaving from."
A search of the towed vehicle revealed burglary tools, quarters, and the key to the front door of the business, Kilcrease said.
Additional arrests and charges are pending, he said.
The business says the $10 crime caused thousands of dollars in damage.