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Registered sex offender admits to China Spring burglaries

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CHINA SPRING - UPDATE: In January 2014, a McLennan County Jury returned indictments against Richard Tanner Ozment on five counts of burglary of a building and two counts of burglary of a habitation.

A registered sex offender has admitted to several home and church burglaries in China Spring.

The McLennan County Sheriff's Office arrested 25 year old Richard Tanner Ozment for failing to register as a sex offender. A China Spring ISD police officer saw Ozment outside the alternative school in China Spring taking pictures and so went to talk with him. That officer let Ozment go, but he also notified the Sheriff's Office about what happened.

Investigators thought Ozment may be connected with the burglaries and so went to talk with Ozment. While talking with him at his China Spring home, Ozment admitted to two burglaries in the area. As the investigation continued, detectives arrested him for failing to register as a sex offender for a crime he committed back in 2004.

On Friday, detective James Pack drove around with Ozment in China Spring and Bosqueville. Ozment pointed out six different places he said he burglarized. Those included four churches and two homes. Detectives also found a wheelchair inside Ozment's home that could be connected with one of the burglaries.

The Sheriff's Office says they're relieved to make the arrest.

"We're very pleased to get the confession and confirm at least six of these burglaries and our deputies at this point are working on some other leads and so there's possibly other burglaries that are going to be sought," McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara said.

"There are two other church burglaries that have occurred. We are actively investigating those burglaries to indeed see if they, if he is responsible for those as well," Captain Bubba Colyer said.

Ozment bonded out for the failure to register charge Friday night. He has charges pending of burglary of a habitation and burglary of a building.

Ozment said he committed the burglaries alone. He said the reason he stole from the churches and homes is because he's unemployed and bored.

UPDATE: On Wednesday, October 23 Ozment was given five more charges. He now has five charges of burglary of a building and two charges of burglary of habitation.
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