Man charged in home burglary, shooting incident

Jabier Harvey Flores

ENID, Okla. — An Enid man charged in connection to a burglary and shooting at an Enid home last week faces three possible life sentences because of prior felony convictions.

Jabier Harvey Flores, also known as Harvey Jabier Flores, 34, was charged this week with felony counts of first-degree burglary, assault with a dangerous weapon and knowingly receiving stolen property.

Flores, who was charged after nine prior felony convictions, faces 20 years to life on the burglary charge and four years to life in prison on the other two charges.

On the morning of Sept. 20, one the owners of a home in the 600 block of North Wheatridge got up to investigate a noise, according to an affidavit filed in the case. The man told police he took his gun with him.

The man said he went upstairs and found a man in a bedroom going through his property, according to the affidavit. The homeowner told police the man threw something at him and lunged at him.

The homeowner said he moved one arm up to cover his face and with his other he raised his gun and fired one shot, according to the affidavit. He said the burglar ran past him and into the upstairs bathroom, closing the door. A shot was then fired from within the bathroom toward the homeowner. The homeowner said he went downstairs and woke up his wife, who called 911.

Responding officers reported finding the second-story bathroom window open and there was a shoe on the ground beneath the window, according to the affidavit. The gutter below the bathroom window was damaged as if someone used it to climb off the roof.

Police found entry was made into the residence by kicking in a door, according to the affidavit. A pickup was found abandoned in the roadway north of the intersection of Wheatridge and Southgate, south of the burglarized residence.

Police found a set of tracks heading east, with the subject wearing only one shoe, according to the affidavit. Police found the other shoe and a set of barefoot tracks leading away.

Police later found Flores walking through a field at Oakwood and Southgate barefoot. He told officers he'd been out fishing, according to the affidavit, but did not have a fishing pole, line, tackle or bait.

Police searched the residence and found a broken belt buckle in the bathroom where the shot was fired, according to to the affidavit. The buckle had the word "Mexico" on it. The homeowner said the buckle did not belong to him.

Items reported stolen from the residence were found in the abandoned pickup. A cellphone found at the scene was locked but used to call 911 to obtain the number.

Police searched the phone number and spoke with a woman. She said the phone belonged to her estranged husband, according to the affidavit. The woman said her husband allowed a friend to borrow his truck, and when they got the truck back the phone was missing.

The woman did not know the name of the man who borrowed the truck but identified a photo of Flores as the man, according to the affidavit.

Flores refused to speak with police, according to the affidavit.

Flores is being held in lieu of $75,000 bond and was ordered to return to court Monday for a bond appearance.

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Rains is police and court reporter for the Enid News & Eagle. Follow him on Twitter, @cassrains.
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