2 AWOL Ft. Hood Soldiers Arrested for Burglary

POSTED: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 5:51pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:55am

KILLEEN -- Killeen Police have arrested two AWOL Fort Hood soldiers after a business was burglarized over the weekend.

Officers responded to a burglar alarm at the Gateway Food Mart #3 located at 100 E. Hallmark, on Saturday, March 24, 2013, at 2:58am. Upon their arrival they found the front door to the business shattered and items missing. The officers viewed the surveillance video with the owner of the business and saw that the suspects were in a newer model dark colored Ford Mustang with a wide white stripe on the hood and roof. The suspect information was broadcast to the other officers on duty at that time.

Another officer who was patrolling in the area of S.W.S. Young and Sunny Dr. stopped a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle in the burglary. The two males inside also matched the description of the suspects. During the investigation it was determined the two males inside the vehicle were the same suspects seen on the surveillance video. The two males were taken into custody and transported to the Killeen City Jail.

This case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a complaint was returned charging 22 year old Keith Louis Cordova and 22 year old Andrew Nickolas Hemphill, with Burglary of a Building. Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin set their bond at $50,000 each. The two males were also reported as AWOL from Fort Hood; they are currently in the Bell County Jail.

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