Red Oak man arrested on burglary & drug charges


August 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak report one person was arrested following an attempted burglary, Wednesday morning. Officials say 29-year-old Kirby David Stoneking, of Red Oak, was arrested on attempted burglary, possession of burglary tools, interference with official acts, possession of marijuana and entering contraband into a jail facility, charges. Stoneking was taken into custody after police were called to the 500 block of East Reed Street for a possible burglary in progress. Upon arrival, officers observed a man allegedly attempting to break into a business. Police say the man fled on foot behind the business after officers activated their emergency lights. Officers then chased the suspect on foot and several times ordered him to stop. They caught up with Stoneking in the 400 block of North 5th Street, and took him into custody.

As they were booking him into the Montgomery County Jail, officers discovered Stoneking had allegedly concealed a plastic bag containing marijuana. The man was being held in the jail on $5,000 cash bond.