Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

November 5, 2012

Kerens man nabbed for burglary

By Janet Jacobs
Corsicana Daily Sun

KERENS — Halloween in Kerens had some scary moments when David Lee Menne, 64, was arrested and charged with three separate incidents.

The incident began when police were called to a suspected burglary in the 600 block of Highway 31 in Kerens. Before the officers could arrive, however, the suspect had fled, leaving much of the stuff he stole outside the building. The items stolen were a random mix of CDs, women’s shoes, lawn and garden tools and “whatever he could put his hands on,” explained Kerens Police Chief Bryan Miers, who was one of the officers responding, along with Officer Don Covey.

The alleged burglar ran across the highway into the Family Dollar store, whereupon he began flirting and then fondling the female clerk.

“No injuries were reported from the clerk, and the assault was classified as simple assault,” Miers stated in a press release Monday.

“He’s real friendly with the ladies in town, and he so happened to grab the clerk and she didn’t take too kindly to it,” Miers explained. “We happened to be there are the right time to snatch hold of him.”

After having racked up two charges, Menne apparently decided to go for a third when he allegedly threatened Officer Covey on the way to jail.

“We get that quite often, but he’s of the mindset that he could do it, or at least try,” Miers said. “Retaliation gives him motive.”

The charges and the bonds he needs to post in order to get out of jail are as follows: Burglary, $10,000 bond; terroristic threat, $20,000 bond; and simple assault, $500. As of Monday afternoon, he remained in the Navarro County Jail.

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