A convicted felon and another man accused of burglarizing a La Quinta home were behind bars Thursday and expected to make their initial court appearances as soon as Friday.
Deputies were sent to the 51700 block of Avenida Herrera at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday to a report of a residential burglary in progress, according to Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Chris Olsen.
Deputies had surrounded the home when two men — identified as Brian Rojas Lule, 24, of La Quinta and David Austin Rodriguez, 23, of Indio — exited the front door and surrendered, Olsen said.
According to the sheriff’s department, the men broke in through a window and “ransacked” the home. Deputies said they found a several items the duo intended to steal stacked by the front door.
Lule and Rodriguez were arrested on suspicion of burglary, and were expected to be arraigned at the Larson Justice Center in Indio as soon as Friday.
Both suspects remained jailed at the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta Thursday afternoon, Lule on $35,000 bail, and Rodriguez without bail, jail records show.
Court records indicate Rodriguez had a warrant out for his arrest at the time of the alleged burglary stemming from a pending felony case from February.
Rodriguez has documented felony convictions in Riverside County including evading arrest and vehicle theft.
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