Two men arrested on charges of burglary of a building

Two men were arrested early Tuesday on charges of burglary of a building after Ector County Sheriff’s Office deputies found tools that were reportedly stolen from a water pump station.
Sheriff’s deputies on patrol at about 2:30 a.m. spotted an unoccupied vehicle in the 2300 block of West 49th Street, sheriff’s authorities said.
Deputies saw an open gate and door to a water pump station owned by Aghorn Energy that was not far from where the vehicle was seen, along with fresh foot prints in the area, sheriff’s authorities reported.
The station was ransacked “and various tools and valves were scattered on the ground,” the sheriff’s office reported. Two men, later identified as 35-year-old Aaron Lee Niles and 38-year-old Robert Bruce Niles, were seen leaving a pasture and entering the vehicle that deputies kept an eye on, the sheriff’s office reported.
Both suspects reportedly admitted running from the pasture. Deputies were given permission to search inside the vehicle and various tools were found, authorities said.
Aaron Niles and Robert Niles were arrested on charges of burglary of a building, a state jail felony.