Man posing as gas company rep. indicted for burglary of a habita - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Man posing as gas company rep. indicted for burglary of a habitation

Donovan Osby (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) Donovan Osby (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)

A Lubbock County Grand Jury has indicted a man police say was posing as a service representative for a gas company to burglarize a home in the 4700 block of 29th Street on March 7, 2017.

According to the police report, the victim said 36-year-old Donovan Osby was wearing a helmet and reflective vest when he went to the home, claiming to pinpoint a gas leak.

The police report also says Osby told the victim his name was Rodney Johnson and he was with the Department of Energy.

The victims told police they spoke to Osby in the backyard a short time. Osby asked the victim to go inside and find a current bill. Osby followed the victim inside and began to check the water heater. Osby then made a phone call and told someone "it registered a 6" multiple times.

The report goes on to say Osby pulled out a taser and shocked the victim in the back. He then pulled out a gun and pointed it at the victim. Osby then reportedly told the victim to lay down on the ground. The victim was able to hit the gun in Osby's hands and the cylinder fell out of the gun.

A second person in the house said they used a flashlight to hit Osby to help the other victim, according to the report. The second victim grabbed the other victim's gun and pointed it at Osby. Osby used the first victim as a shield. Osby tripped over some stairs and fell on his back. 

The victim told police Osby was able to grab a dumbbell and hit the victim in the head twice. Osby then ran out of the back door.

When police arrived, they found a revolver with the victim's hair on it, a dumbbell used to hit the victim in the head, sunglasses, a taser and multiple .22 caliber bullets on the floor. Osby also left a yellow helmet and clear goggles inside the house.

Osby was arrested on March 23, 2017 and is in the Lubbock County Detention Center being held on a $500,000 bond.

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