Update – Resident scares off would-be robber

Hays Post

Hays Police Officers arrested a man who was attempting to break into a home.  According to Assistant Chief of Police Brian Dawson the incident happened just before 4:00 am on Thursday, December 26.

Dawson says a resident in the 400 block of E. 20th Street heard a person trying to get in through the house’s back door.  The suspect then kicked in the back window.  The resident scared the subject away, who fled the scene on foot.

A short time later, officers arrested 32 year old Barry Tonroy on charges of Aggravated Burglary & Criminal Damage.  Update: Officers have stated the suspect had left numerous tracks and his cell phone at the scene of the crime, which led to the arrest.