Two men arrested for Easy Street burglary
Last updated 6/23/2020 at 2:46pm
Photos courtesy of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office
Two men, including one featured several times in this newspaper's Crime Stoppers section, were arrested early Monday after reportedly burglarizing a home in Security.
El Paso County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Easy Street for a report of a burglary in progress. The reporting party stated he had observed, through his security cameras, two males enter the detached garage carrying a large duffel bag and a crowbar. As deputies arrived on scene, they quickly developed a perimeter around the property. Officials said loud verbal commands were given for the parties to exit the detached garage.
A male, later identified as James E. Clarke, 49, exited the detached garaged and was placed into custody. A second male, later identified as Jason R. Flynn, 43, exited the detached garage and began running in an attempt to flee. Deputies were able to detain him quickly with no injuries.
During the search of their persons and the detached garage, a black duffel bag was located. Within the duffel bag were three firearms, one of which was reported stolen. All three guns were seized and placed into the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Evidence Facility. Deputies also seized 12 grams of methamphetamine.
Flynn, who had been listed on the Pikes Peak Crime Stoppers wanted fugitives list for several weeks, was booked into the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Jail Criminal Justice Center for the following charges:
Possession of a weapon by a previous offender (ATF Warrant); burglary (warrant); special offender; second-degree burglary; possession of a weapon by a previous offender; possession of burglary tools; theft; criminal trespass; attempt to influence; false report; conspiracy; and drug paraphernalia, Schedule II.
Clarke was booked into the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Jail Criminal Justice Center for the following charges: second-degree burglary; possession of burglary tools; theft; criminal trespass; conspiracy; drug paraphernalia, Schedule II.
The ATF Gun Task Force assisted with this case.