HCSO: Chad Holley charged in home burglary

Published On: Jun 13 2012 04:51:31 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 13 2012 06:27:46 AM CDT

June 13, 2012: A teenager whose 2010 arrest on a suspicion of burglary made headlines because of allegations of police brutality is arrested in connection with another burglary, deputies say. Jennifer Bauer reports.

HOUSTON -

A teenager whose March 2010 arrest on a suspicion of burglary made headlines because of allegations of police brutality was arrested Wednesday in connection with another burglary, deputies said.

Harris County sheriff's deputies said Chad Holley, 18, and three others were seen running out of a home with items in the 14400 block of Forest Trail.

The group got into a car and a witness got a license plate number, investigators said.

Deputies pulled over the car and took four people, including Holley, into custody.

Holley and the three other suspects have all been charged with burglary of a habitation.

"I just witnessed a red vehicle pull up in front of my house and I didn't know them," said Brandon Scott. 

Scott lives next door to the home that was broken into and said he called 911 when he noticed some suspicious activity.

"I could see people jumping the fence here into my neighbor's yard," Scott said.

Another neighbor told KPRC Local 2 the suspects kicked down the door and then were seen throwing the stolen items over the fence. 

Holley's first arrest in March 2010 was captured on surveillance cameras installed at a southwest Houston business. The video showed several Houston police officers kicking and stomping him. Holley was 15 at the time. He was later convicted on a burglary charge.

Four Houston police officers were fired and charged in connection with the arrest. One of them, Andrew Blomberg, has already been tried on an official oppression charge and was acquitted.

Three more former officers, Drew Ryser, Phillip Bryan and Raad Hassan will be tried on similar charges.

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Deputies arrest Chad Holley Wednesday

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