AMARILLO -- Sunday morning, Amarillo Police were called out to a reported auto burglary in the 1600 block of N. Manhattan.
A resident leaving for work saw Collin Thomas Ferguson seated inside the victim's parked car. Ferguson ran when he saw the owner approaching. Ferguson returned a short time later, possibly to retrieve his cell phone that he had left in the victim’s vehicle. The owner saw Ferguson and Ferguson fled the scene again.
Officers followed the suspect’s footprints in the snow to the 1900 block of N. Manhattan, where they found the man lying across the front seat of another parked vehicle. He appeared to be trying to hide from the officers. They arrested the man.
Subsequent investigation led officers to believe that the man had entered three vehicles and a storage building behind a home in the 1900 block of Manhattan prior to arrest.
Officers recovered headphones, an Ipod, a phone charger, and loose change that were taken in the auto burglaries. The suspect was also in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine.
Collin Thomas Ferguson, 25, who listed an address in Bloomfield, NM, was booked into the Potter Co. Detention Center on charges of possession of a controlled substance over one gram but less than four grams, one charge of burglary of a building, and three charges of burglary of a motor vehicle.
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