Local thief nabbed for third time

Samuel Ibarra

Ibarra again charged with burglary

Samuel Ibarra
BY CHRISTINA DERR
christina@azlenews.net

For the third time this year, the same Springtown teenager has been arrested for burglarizing his neighbors.
For Samuel Ibarra, 18, his most recent legal troubles came Aug. 5 when Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested him for allegedly breaking into a home and vehicles on Isabella Lane – the same street he lists as his home address.
According to a probable cause affidavit, deputies were dispatched just after 4 a.m. Aug. 5 to a home in the 200 block of Isabella Lane in reference to a burglary in progress.
When they arrived, the victims said the man who’d robbed them was running behind a home across the street.
Deputies captured him and secured the weapon he was carrying – a weapon, it turns out, that had just been stolen.
Also in Ibarra’s possession were three cell phones, cash, and a phone charger – all of which were also reported as stolen by the victims.
Ibarra was arrested and charged with burglary of a habitation, a second-degree felony; theft of a firearm, a state jail felony; two counts of burglary of a vehicle, a Class A misdemeanor; and unlawfully carrying a weapon, also a Class A misdemeanor.
He was transported to the Parker County Jail where he remained as of press time in lieu of $75,000 bond.
Other charges
This most recent incident marks the third time in 2018 Ibarra has been arrested for burglary.
The first came in January after he was identified with the help of security camera as the man who’d broken into several vehicles and structures on Isabella Lane.
In April, he was again arrested and this time charged with burglary of a habitation.
On July 13, Ibarra reached a plea agreement in Parker County’s 415th District Court related to those two incidents.
In exchange for his guilty plea to burglaries of a habitation and a building, Ibarra was given deferred adjudication, five years’ probation, and was to serve 150 hours of community service.
His misdemeanor charges for the first round of vehicle burglaries are still pending.
Parker County Assistant District Attorney Jeff Swain said the new charges could affect Ibarra’s probation:
“Condition (a) of every probation in the State of Texas reads: ‘Commit no offense against the laws of this State or any other State or the United States.’
“Obviously, an arrest for a new offense could be a violation of that requirement and could, if proven by a preponderance of the evidence to the trial judge, result in the revocation of the defendant’s community supervision,” Swain said.