Suspect pleads not guilty to burglary, police fight

Published 10:23 am Monday, August 10, 2015

A 23-year-old pleaded not guilty Thursday to allegedly breaking into a home and fighting police.

Marvin Perez, of Austin, was charged last month with first-degree burglary, fifth-degree assault, fleeing a police officer and damage to property.



Homeowners discovered Perez in their home at the 700 block of Second Avenue Northwest before 3 a.m. on July 26 after he snuck in through a bedroom window.

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One of the homeowners managed to drive Perez away.

Officers investigating the burglary heard the suspect break a tree branch in the backyard and later spotted him lying down in an attempt to hide from police.

After a foot chase, Perez gave himself up when he heard Austin’s police K-9 unit barking.

Yet Perez attempted to resist arrest when he tried to kick and headbutt officers while he was taken into custody. He also refused to get into a squad car.

Perez sustained a cut on his face during his scuffle with officers, according to the court complaint. He was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin before he went to jail.