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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Police pull burglary suspect from hole in home's crawl space

  • Police arrested a burglary suspect Monday after a four-hour standoff, with officers pulling that suspect from a waist-deep hole where he was hiding in the home’s crawl space.
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  • Police arrested a burglary suspect Monday after a four-hour standoff, with officers pulling that suspect from a waist-deep hole where he was hiding in the home’s crawl space.
    Shawnee Police Chief Russell Frantz said police received a breaking and entering call at 113 W. Independence about 7:26 a.m.
    The chief said the suspect, Robert Leroy Gore, 33, had gone to his ex-girlfriend’s home. She wasn’t there, he said, but Gore allegedly broke in through a window when the teenagers who were home wouldn’t answer the door.
    Police were called and arrived at the residence, Frantz said, where they found Gore standing in the doorway. He ran back inside, Frantz said, where he reportedly cut a hole in the floor to access the crawl space beneath that home.
    Police, who tried to make contact with Gore, learned from the teens that Gore was hiding underneath that house.
    “He had dug a hole waist-deep,” the chief said, adding Gore had pulled dirt around that hole and the floor joists in an attempt to hide. Gore was pulled from underneath the home and taken into police custody.
    See the full story with more information in Tuesday's edition.

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