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Police Say, Suspected Burglar Busted With Gun In Hand


     At about 5:10 Friday morning, Denison police officers were dispatched to the area of the 700 block of West Main reference gun shots reported. DPD Officers Cory Kreil and Donald Rhodes responded. When Officer Kreil got to the area, he noticed the glass front door of a pawn shop shattered. As he and Officer Rhodes, who had just arrived, were getting out of their vehicles, a subject was observed walking out of the business with a handgun in one hand that he allegedly dropped while trying to get away from officers.

 The subject, Anthony Dante Martin, 21, of Colbert, Oklahoma, was stopped and taken into custody by the officers. Further investigation of the business by the officers revealed the front door shattered and burglar bars compromised allegedly by the suspect to make entry into the business. There was also indication a gun had been used during the crime, allegedly by the suspect trying to make entry into the business. No one was injured during the incident and the pawn shop was not open at the time of the burglary. 

Martin was transported and booked into the Denison City Jail where he is charged with Burglary of a Business - a state jail felony; Deadly Conduct – a 3rd degree felony; and Unlawful possession of a firearm (by a felon) – a 3rd degree felony. Martin also had 2 outstanding warrants from Grayson County for Burglary of a Vehicle – both Class A misdemeanors. If convicted, a 3rd degree felony carries up to 10 years in prison and may also receive a fine up to $10,000. 

"These officers quick response and locating a business with fresh damage lead to the suspect literally being caught in the act. Officers Kreil and Rhodes did a great job." – Chief Burch