On May 4 about 10:40 p.m., Amarillo police officers were sent to the flying J Truck Stop at 9601 E. I-40 -- I-40 and Airport Blvd. -- on an auto burglary.
An truck stop employee caught a man in his car, looking through his belongings. The car owner confronted the man and told him to get out of the car.
The suspect got out and walked away.
The victim discovered that the suspect had taken some personal items from the car and apparently left a machete in the car.
Another witness recalled seeing a man with a backpack on the parking lot earlier that evening. He had seen the man pull a machete out of his backpack and then put it back.
Witnesses located the suspect, who was now in the truck stop. They saw him drink a bottled drink from the cooler without paying for it. Officers took the man into custody.
A search of the man and his backpack led to the discover of more than 40 documents including bank cards, vehicle registration documents, vehicle insurance cards, bank deposit slips, and other items that did not belong to the suspect.
The items were linked to both Amarillo and out-of-state addresses and may have come from unreported auto burglaries.
The suspect, Majin Garza III, 25, of Amarillo was booked into Potter County Detention Center for burglary of a vehicle, fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, possession of a prohibited weapon, a city warrant, and theft under $50.