2 arrested after alleged home invasion centered around a ‘vape’

KILGORE, Texas (KETK) – Two individuals are currently in custody after Kilgore PD responded to an armed home invasion that was reportedly ‘centered around a vape.’

According to the Kilgore Police Department, officers responded to a disturbance in the 600 block of Harris Street on Wednesday night. Kilgore PD said that it was reported that two men broke into a residence with a machete and assaulted the residents.

Officials said that upon their arrival the officers learned that the suspects, an 18-year-old and 17-year-old, had come from their residence in the 2000 block of Broadway Boulevard to assault one of the residents. It was reported that the incident was centered around a stolen vape.

The police department said that both of the residents had received injuries from the assault and the suspects had fled before officers arrived.

Kilgore PD said that with the help of the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office and the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office they were able to place the suspects in custody at their residence at seized a weapon as evidence.

Both suspects are currently being held in the Kilgore Municipal Jail for burglary of a habitation.

Kilgore PD has yet to respond regarding the identities of the suspects

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