2 detained after burglary turned assault at Spring apartments

SPRING, Texas – Two people were taken into custody Wednesday after a burglary that turned into an assault at a Spring apartment complex.

The incident was reported about 10:50 a.m. at the Aerium Spring Crossing Apartments in the 21500 block of Spring Plaza Drive near Spring Stuebner Road.

Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman said two men broke into an apartment and were caught by the resident when he returned home after receiving an alert on his phone from his home alarm system.

Herman said the two suspects attacked the homeowner once he got inside. 

"They began to physically assault him, punch him in the head and ribs we believe he has possible broken ribs,” Herman said.

According to Herman, the burglary appears to be random but the suspects might be tied to other crimes in the area.

"They will be connecting the dots, and hopefully filing some charges on these two individuals. Bottom line, these individuals are violent individuals,” Herman said.

Herman said deputy constables spotted the car a short time later and chased it. The car stopped near Beltway 8 and West Road, and the two men ran away on foot, Herman said. Both men were later found and arrested.

Patrick Griffin and Marcus Moffett were identified as the suspects. Griffin, 23, and Moffett, 22, are charged with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit theft.

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