Arrests Made in Rash of Burglaries in Central Heights, Appleby
Last week, the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) received multiple reports of burglaries of motor vehicles and thefts of firearms in and around the Appleby community. The suspects were targeting unlocked vehicles in residential neighborhoods. Cash and firearms were stolen in numerous incidences. During the investigation, detectives were able to develop a description of the suspects and their vehicle from surveillance cameras.
On Saturday, June 19, another round of reports of motor vehicle break ins and firearms thefts came in, this time in the Central Heights, Pleasant Hill and Western Hills areas The suspects were again targeting unlocked vehicles in residential neighborhoods. Investigators believed that the suspects in the previous reports in the Appleby area were involved. This information was shared with other law enforcement agencies in the area.
On Sunday, June 20, Nacogdoches Police Officers located the supposed suspect's vehicle at the 3100 block of Phoenix Terrance and two subjects were detained. A NCSO Investigator responded to the scene. The vehicle and a residence were searched for evidence.
The subjects were then transported to the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office. Investigators were able to develop probable cause for the arrest of Lonneil Warren,18, from Nacogdoches and Jarvis Harper, 20, from San Augustine. Warren and Harper were each charged with 6 counts of Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, Theft of a Firearm, a 3rd degree felony, and 7 counts of Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, Burglary of a Motor Vehicle, a state jail felony.
The investigation continues into the recovery of stolen items and more arrests and criminal charges are expected to be brought for other suspects.