Four Nacogdoches Men Charged in Ongoing Burglary Investigation
Four Nacogdoches men are in jail after an ongoing burglary investigation on County Road 789 near Goodman Bridge. The investigation started on May 21st, 2018 when deputies from the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) were notified of a burglary of a building. There were numerous items missing out of the shop which included some high end motor parts and motors. A vehicle was also stolen from the property.
On May 25th, the owner came home and found a man breaking into his shop again, this time using the vehicle that was stolen a few days prior. When the suspect was confronted, he ran off into a wooded area. Deputies responded to the area and a manhunt was conducted for the suspect, but he was not found.
Investigators were able to identify the suspect by fingerprints and an undercover surveillance camera that had been put out on the property by the NCSO. After reviewing the surveillance camera, it was found that additional suspects had burglarized the shop between May 21st and 25th that had not been reported to law enforcement. An abandoned house was also burglarized by the suspects.
During the investigation, four suspects were identified as breaking into the metal building and abandoned house during the month of May. Deputies also recovered stolen property at four different locations in Nacogdoches County. All four suspects have been arrested. Ronnie Cartwright, 44, Dylon Landrum, 23, Jeffery Turner, 26, and Ricky Williams, 36, have all been charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, a 3rd felony, and booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail.
Ronnie Cartwright was identified as the person who was found inside the shop by the owner and fled into a wooded area. He was arrested on Sunday, May 27th and was found inside his residence on Westview Drive hiding underneath his bed as deputies searched the residence for him.
Investigators have recovered a lot of the property that was taken from the burglary that will be returned to the owner.