The Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office (NCSO) has made arrests and recovered property in 26 car burglaries that have occurred in Nacogdoches County. The Sheriff's Office has also been able to link the suspects to additional car burglaries that have occurred in Sabine, Shelby, San Augustine, and Angelina Counties.  This theft ring may be connected to Newton and Cherokee Counties.  

Due to the large amount of car burglaries that were occurring, Sheriff Bridges formed a specialized unit consisting of six deputies whose sole focus was to investigate this string of car burglaries. The deputies followed many leads during the investigation and were able to find a piece of equipment that was stolen out of Woden and then was sold to an area pawn shop.

Deputies were able to identify two suspects in the case initially, and conducted a search of a residence in Lufkin on February 15th. The search lead led to the discovery of three firearms that were stolen out of Sabine County, and multiple other articles that were stolen out of four other counties including Nacogdoches County.

Through conducting interviews, the NCSO was able to locate another firearm that was stolen out of Nacogdoches County. The Sheriff's Office also executed a search warrant on a mobile phone.  This has assisted law enforcement in identifying 4 additional suspects that were involved in thefts through several different counties.

The NCSO has arrested, Jamarcus Suell, 23, from Lufkin  and he has been charged with 20 counts of Burglary of a motor vehicle, 3 counts of theft of a firearm, and has more charges pending. Kindrick Davis, 23, from Lufkin has been charged with two counts of theft. The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office also has pending warrants on another subject from Angelina County for theft. His name is being withheld at this time, but deputies are actively searching for the subject.

Next week, the Sheriff's Office will start releasing property back to the victims in the cases that occurred in Nacogdoches County. The reported value for items stolen in Nacogdoches County is $6,620 in property and cash. Thus far, the Sheriff's Office has recovered $2,835 worth of property for the victims in Nacogdoches County.

The Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office has also recovered over $3,000 worth of property that the suspects have taken in area counties. That property has also been returned to the agencies handling those investigations.

Due to the efforts of this specialized unit of the Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office, there will be at least 7 different people charged in this theft ring across five different counties. This investigation is still ongoing and more charges are pending.