Man arrested for Sunset Drive burglary

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Jerry Shad Robbins, 51, is escorted from an Azle PD cruiser into the city’s jail after burglarizing a home on Sunset Drive. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman


A 19-year-old woman, home alone in the 600 block of Sunset Drive, called 911 Friday, March 1, after seeing a man she didn’t know in her backyard.

As the young woman spoke with dispatchers, she saw the man walk back to the front of her home and take an object from his pickup. Using that object, he began banging on the front door of the house.

The girl hid in a bedroom of the home as the man repeatedly banged on the front door, eventually making entry.

However, as soon as he got inside, he turned and got into his pickup and left.

Azle police were already on the way, and Officer Z. Graves pulled the pickup over at the corner of Sunset Drive and Kerry Lane.

According to Det. Sgt. K.D. Rogers of the Azle Police Department, the driver of the pickup matched the woman’s description of the burglar. A computer check revealed an outstanding Fort Worth Police Department warrant for the man, 51-year-old Jerry Shad Robbins.

Robbins was wanted by FWPD for burglary of a habitation with forced entry.

Robbins was taken into custody for the confirmed warrant.

Further investigation by Azle police officers turned up a posthole driver located in the bed of Robbins’ pickup believed to be the object he used to break into the house on Sunset Drive.

Azle police charged Robbins with burglary of a habitation. He was booked into the Azle jail where bond was set at $20,000 for the Azle charge.

As of March 5, Robbins remained in the Parker County jail with bond set at $10,000 for the FWPD burglary charge and $20,000 for the Azle burglary charge.

Robbins’ residence is questionable. Azle police list his residence as an RV park at a marina north of Azle; Parker County jail records list his place of residence in Springtown.