Man breaks in, tries to steal from former place of employment, deputies say

Donald Casteel
Donald Casteel

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A man was arrested Thursday after deputies said he broke into his former place of employment and attempted to steal items Wednesday night.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said Donald Casteel was able to get into the Thompson Pipe Group business at 5150 Jefferson Chemical Road through an unlocked exterior door, but once he made entry, he broke the window on an interior door, which caused the alarm to go off. He left the area.

Employees were able to identify Casteel after watching surveillance video of the burglary.

Deputies issued an arrest warrant for Casteel and located him Thursday in the 17300 block of Springfield. He was arrested without incident.

Deputies said Casteel is also a wanted sex offender from Tennessee, as well as a suspect in numerous other burglaries.

Casteel was arrested on charges of burglary of a building.

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