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3 held in Weatherford home invasions

Weatherford police arrested three men they believe were involved in a pair of burglaries this week, one that included a home invasion in which the homeowner was beaten, according to a police spokesman.

Police arrested Carlos Alberto Hernandez, 19, Hector Trejo, 24, and Leonardo Mendoza, 26, all of Weatherford, in connection with the incident, according to Lt. Chris Crawford, a police spokesman.

Hernandez and Trejo were arrested on suspicion of aggravated robbery and suspicion of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit another felony, according to jail records. All three were arrested on suspicion of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

A resident in the 300 block of East Second Street in Weatherford told police the suspects broke into his home, bound him and beat him as they burglarized his home early Tuesday morning.

The man was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries from the beating shortly after police arrived at the home about 3 a.m. Tuesday, according to Crawford.

While police were there, they received a call about another burglary in progress in the 900 block of West Oak Street, about 1 1/4 miles northeast of the East Second location.

The officers found a stolen van at the second house, but the burglars had fled by the time police arrived, Crawford said.

Police arrested Trejo and Hernandez as they walked down Edna Street a short time later. Mendoza was arrested late Tuesday.

Police were still investigating the case Wednesday and said there may be more arrests in connection with the incidents.

"We've really only done a day of investigating and we don't know where it's going to take us at this point," Crawford said. "It may result in more charges, it may result in additional suspects."