Metal thieves caught in the act
Apr 17, 2013
On Thursday, April 11, 2013, two metal
scavengers were caught in the act of stealing materials from a property in
Raywood. Just before 3:00 p.m., property owner Jessie Gray was westbound on
U.S. 90 when he looked over at his property adjacent to the Raywood auction
barn. The property had numerous old cars and car parts. Mr. Gray saw what he thought were two men on
the property, gathering scrap metal. He called 911 and the Liberty County Sheriff’s
Office (LCSO) dispatched units to the scene.
Pct. 1 Constable Deputy Tom Carr and Daisetta
Police Department Officer Terry Cosgrove were both nearby and arrived on scene
within a couple of minutes. They observed an ATV four-wheeler with a trailer
attached, and various metal parts and wiring on the trailer. They also saw two
men fleeing from the scene. LCSO deputies and Pct. 2 Constable Deputies arrived
on scene, and a perimeter was established.
One suspect was found and taken into custody
almost immediately. While the search for the second suspect took a little
longer, he was eventually found hiding under an old house that was once used as
an office at the business formerly located at the site.
at the scene were Logan Leon, 18, of Raywood, and Jesse Roberts, 35, of
Raywood. Both were transported to the Liberty County Jail and booked-in for the
offense of Theft of Materials, a State Jail Felony. Bond was set at $10,000
each by Justice of the Peace Steven Hebert. Both men have since posted bond and
were released pending their trial date.
Deputy William Candelari is responsible for the arrest and continuing investigation
into the theft of materials.
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