Man arrested for allegedly attempting to break into San Elizario Catholic church

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 6:01pm

A man is facing a slew of charges after being arrested by El Paso County Sheriff's Deputies early Friday morning for allegedly attempting to break into a San Elizario church.

EPCSO responded to a call of a burglary in progress at the San Elizario Parish Catholic Church in the 1500 block of San Elizario Rd.around 2:30 a.m. Friday morning. Deputies arrived and spotted a gold car, which was believed to be driven by the suspect in the attempted burglary.

The suspect refused to stop and was pursued by deputies until it stopped in the 12700 block of Quinjano St. Deputies arrested the suspect and determined that the driver, identified as 22-year-old Hector Estrada, was allegedly intoxicated.

When Sheriff's Deputies met with the victims at the San Elizario Catholic church, they told deputies that they were inside the church when Estrada allegedly looked through a window and threatened both of their lives. He then allegedly attempted to enter the church and when the victims didn't let Estrada in, he tried to break the door to get inside.

Estrada has been charged with two counts of terroristic threat causing fear of imminent serious bodily injury, criminal mischief between $50 and $500, evading arrest or detention with a vehicle and driving while intoxicated. Estrada was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on bonds totaling $5,900.


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