Phillips faces burglary charges

Ofelia Garcia Hunter, The Premont Journal

A Premont man has been indicted on burglary charges and is scheduled to stand trial on Oct. 30, police officials said.

According to court documents, Albert James Phillips, 36, was indicted for burglary of habitation in the 79th District Court of Jim Wells County on Aug. 31.

Police reports stated that Phillip allegedly took several items from the southwest part of Premont on May 8. Some of the items Phillips is accused of taking include a generator from a garage, several chainsaws, a steel saw and other lawn equipment, police said.

The value of the items total about $3,500, police said.

"This male subject is a serial burglar that hit the southwest side neighborhood of Premont," Police Chief Fidencio Hinojosa said.

Jim Wells County jail officials confirmed Monday that Phillips remains in the jail and has several bonds. Phillips bonds have been set at $20,000 for burglary of habitation and $15,000 for burglary of a building.