A Waco man caught on home surveillance cameras trying to open doors before dawn Monday in Woodway was arrested Tuesday afternoon, said Larry Adams, assistant director of the Woodway Public Safety Department.
Morre Joshon Gonerway, 25, was arrested at about 2 p.m. at home in the 1900 block of Berlinger Drive on a third-degree felony charge of attempted burglary of a habitation.
Gonerway tried to open the locked front doors of two homes and entered an unsecured garage in the area of Lake Forest Parkway and Buckingham Court, Adams said.
"He admitted to up to two doors and trying to see if they were unlocked, and then he talked about encountering one of our victims in his garage," Adams said. "They both kind of scared each other before (Gonerway) took off running."
Residents notified police between 4:30 and 5 a.m. Monday and provided surveillance video, which the department released on social media.
Waco police gave investigators a preliminary identification, and calls from residents helped establish Gonerway as a suspect, Adams said.
Gonerway was convicted of second-degree felony burglary of a habitation in 2013 and sentenced to 12 years in prison. He was paroled in January, and police are contacting his parole officer to determine if any violations may come from his arrest, Adams said.
Gonerway remained in McLennan County Jail on Tuesday. Bond information was not immediately available.