Three men suspected of breaking into a Beaumont home and then trying to flee in a sports car were behind bars today.
Keronn Koryl Bell, 21, of Moreno Valley, Leshawn Dion Lewis, 23, of Riverside and Cameron Cody Stone, 18, of Perris, were arrested Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of burglary, resisting arrest and conspiracy to commit a felony.
Lewis was additionally arrested for parole violations.
Lewis is being held without bail, while Bell’s being held in lieu of $25,000 bail, and Stone in lieu of $100,000 — all at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.
According to Beaumont police spokeswoman Darci Mulvihill, around 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, a resident in the 35000 block of Trevino Trail called 911 to report a break-in at a neighboring house.
Mulvihill said officers arrived minutes later to find the suspected burglars gone, but after getting a description of their alleged getaway car — a white Ford Mustang — they canvassed the area, eventually running across the vehicle at Desert Lawn Drive and Brutus Way, a little over a mile away.
“The vehicle failed to stop and and led officers south on Desert Lawn and east on Oak Valley Parkway,” the police spokeswoman said. “The vehicle then turned right onto Sunburst Drive, at which time the driver lost control, and the vehicle went over the curb.”
The suspects bailed out of the stalled Mustang and tried to run away, but were quickly apprehended , Mulvihill said.
She said a search of the car revealed various items allegedly stolen from the Trevino Trail home.