Man pleads guilty to burglary

Published 6:30 pm Saturday, November 14, 2015

The 23-year-old man who allegedly broke into a home and fought police pleaded guilty Friday to felony first-degree burglary.

Marvin Perez, of Austin, was charged in July with two counts of first-degree burglary, obstructing the legal process and fleeing a police officer.

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.