Colleyville burglary suspect linked to previous crimes in the city

The man Colleyville police arrested after a 5-hour search on Saturday has been linked to previous crimes in the city.

Police arrested 33-year-old Peirre McClendon Sr. on Saturday.

Peirre McClendon Sr. (Courtesy: Tarrant County Corrections Center)

Multiple Colleyville residents called 911 to report a man looking into cars with a flashlight early Saturday morning.

Officers saw the suspect jumping fences through the Stonecrest Estates, Montclair Parc, and Chelsea Park neighborhoods.

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After 5 hours of searching police took McClendon into custody.

A backpack found in the area of the suspect contained a pistol, ammo and what police called "burglary tools."

He was charged with evading arrest, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, burglary of a vehicle with 2 or more convictions and theft of a firearm in connection to Saturday's events.

On Monday Colleyville police announced new charges for McClendon on burglaries from the previous week.

He was charged with 5 additional counts of burglary of a vehicle and one count of burglary of a habitation.

Colleyville Police say more charges could be filed against McClendon. 

He is currently in the Tarrant County Corrections Center on $42,500 bond.