The cases on this page have been solved but Crime Stoppers may pay a reward for information that solves another felony crime or leads to the arrest of a wanted felon. If you know the current location of a fugitive felon or have information regarding an unsolved felony crime, click one of the Tip buttons on this site, use Crime Stoppers app, or call (936) 639-TIPS. Calls and tips directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and an anonymous tip that leads to an arrest might be eligible for a reward.  Crime Stoppers pays rewards in cash but only for anonymous, crime-solving tips submitted directly to Crime Stoppers and that concern information not previously provided to or known by law enforcement. Funds for Crime Stoppers rewards come from fees paid by convicted criminals.



UPDATED 07/02/2018 – Arrested: Arester Joe Smallwood

July 02, Arester Joe Smallwood surrendered to law enforcement officers for his outstanding Houston County arrest warrants.

Smallwood was the subject of Crime Stoppers spots June 28 due to a request by Crockett Police Department for information regarding his location.  Smallwood, a 33-year-old black male from Angelina County, was, at the time the spots were releases, wanted in Houston County on warrants for the felony offenses of Aggravated Sexual Assault and Indecency with a Child.

Arester Smallwood is in custody but If you know the current location of a wanted felon in Angelina County, Houston County, or Trinity County, submit a tip by clicking one of the tip buttons on this page, using Crime Stoppers' app, or calling (936) 639-TIPS .  Calls and tips directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and anonymous tips that lead to an arrest might be eligible for a reward.  

You might see other requests for assistance in locating wanted persons but ONLY calls and tips DIRECTLY to Crime Stoppers are anonymous an ONLY anonymous, Crime Stoppers tip that leads to an arrest by providing information not previously provided to or known by law enforcement is eligible for a reward.

The listed warrant information was correct when published but may change before being read.  Warrants must be verified before arrest.  NEVER attempt to apprehend any suspect yourself; doing so may be dangerous and Crime Stoppers will not pay a reward to anyone involved in such action.


UPDATED 06/06/2018 – Forger Identified

UPDATED 06/06/2018 - THE SUSPECT IN THIS CASE HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED but the investigation continues so Crime Stoppers does not have a name to release at this time.  If you submitted an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers regarding the suspect's identity, folow up with Crime Stoppers to check your reward eligibility.

Original Post

Theft and fraud related crimes are an ongoing problem and each of us, whether directly a victim or not, feel the effects of these crimes.

The costs to a business for fraudulent transactions and thefts are recouped through higher prices, the prices we all pay.  You can help by paying attention to the actions of those around you and reporting the crimes you witness, regardless of how “petty” the crime may seem.  Crime Stoppers does not advocate anyone intervening in a criminal act, but we do want everyone to be a good witness.

This week, you can help solve a fraud crime that touched several East Texas communities.  May 09, a man cashed a $700 check at Brookshire Brothers in Lufkin.  The store later learned that the check was fraudulent, as was the identifying information used by the man.

The suspect was described as a slender, white male with a beard, heavy, dark eyebrows, and dark thinning hair.  He drove a small, dark colored, four-door car.  Video of the man and vehicle is included here and posted at facebook.com.639TIPS

Investigators believe the suspect in this case is involved with three other men and two woman, and that the group passed more than $6,000 worth of counterfeit checks at grocery stores in three counties—Angelina, Houston, and Sabine.

This case has been solved but Crime Stoppers will accept anonymous tips regarding another, unsolved felony crime or the location of a felony wanted in the Deep East Texas area.  To submit a tip to Crime Stoppers, click one of the Tip buttons on this page, use Crime Stoppers' app, or call (936) 639-TIPS. Tips and calls directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and an anonymous tip that leads to an arrest might be eligible for a reward.



UPDATED 04/27/2018 – Captured: Robert Avery Carver Jr

April 27, 2018, officers arrested Robert Avery Carver Jr. on several felony probation warrants.  Carver was the subject of Crime Stoppers spots for April 23, 2018, and was wanted in Angelina County on felony probation warrants related to his conviction for multiple Theft and Burglary offenses.

The listed warrant information was correct when published but may change before being read.  Warrants must be verified before arrest.  NEVER attempt to apprehend any suspect yourself; doing so may be dangerous and Crime Stoppers will not pay a reward to anyone involved in such action.

Carver is in custody but If you know the current location of a wanted felon in Angelina County, Houston County, or Trinity County, submit a tip by clicking one of the tip buttons on this page, using Crime Stoppers' app, or calling (936) 639-TIPS .  Calls and tips directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and anonymous tips that lead to an arrest might be eligible for a reward.



UPDATED 03/21/2018 – Theft, It's a Solved Crime

Several anonymous tips correctly identified the man seen in yesterday's video from Crime Stoppers concerning the theft of a misplaced wallet. The video, from Brookshire Brothers in Lufkin, showed an 85-year-old man leaving his wallet, containing multiple forms of identification and more than $500 cash, on the deli counter and the next customer in line taking it. Although the man has been identified, an arrest has not yet been made, so Crime Stoppers does not have a name to release.

If you submitted a tip to Crime Stoppers regarding this case, click the "Tip Follow Up" button above or use Crime Stoppers' app to check your reward eligibility. Only calls and tips DIRECTLY to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and only the first, most accurate anonymous tip is eligible for a reward. Remember, Crime Stoppers doesn't know who you are, so you'll have to contact us.

ORIGINAL POST

Not all thefts are planned or carried out by habitual criminals; the opportunity presented by someone mistakenly leaving property in a public place can turn otherwise upstanding citizens into thieves.  Whatever the reason, theft is a crime and Crime Stoppers wants you to help a victim recover his stolen belongings.

Taking, and keeping, property misplaced by someone else is theft.  When dealing with a wallet, like in this week's Crime of the Week case, the punishment can include extended jail time and large fines, even for first time offenders, and losing credit, debit, and identification cards opens the victim to additional theft and fraud related crimes.

This week's theft occurred two months ago at Brookshire Brothers on West Frank Avenue in Lufkin.  The 85-year-old victim left his wallet, containing more than $500, on the deli counter and another customer picked it up and looked through it before deciding to keep it.  Video of the theft is included here and posted at facebook.com/639TIPS.

The suspect might say he was hoping to find the wallet's owner and return it.  If he's tried for two months to locate the owner, he'll surely appreciate you helping Crime Stoppers connect him with an investigator.

Whether this was an opportunistic theft or a failed attempt to do the right thing, Crime Stoppers has a monetary incentive to encourage you to help the victim recover his property.



UPDATED 03/13/2018 – Computer Crime SOLVED

An anonymous tip correctly identified the thief seen in yesterday's Crime of the Week video from Crime Stoppers. The video, from Sam's Club in Lufkin, showed a man stealing more than $3,500 worth of computers and video equipment by tricking employees into believing he was returning the merchandise.  Although the man has been identified, an arrest has not yet been made, so, at the time of this update, Crime Stoppers does not have a name to release.

ORIGINAL POST

Crime Stoppers is trying to identify a man who stole computers from Sam's Club in Lufkin by tricking employees into believing he was returning the merchandise.

According to the police report, the unidentified white male thief filled a shopping cart with more than $3,500 worth of computers and video equipment and went to the automotive service area.  When he thought the employee monitoring the exit door was distracted helping customers, he tried to leave.  The employee asked for his receipt and he indicated he was still shopping before going to see the employee at the entrance door.  He convinced that employee that he was returning the items in his cart and she marked everything as returns and directed him to the customer service desk.

When the thief appeared back at the exit door with the merchandise marked as returns, he told the employee he had decided not to go through with the return and left with the stolen items.  Moments after he left, the two employees realized what happened but they reached the parking lot too late to stop him.  They believe the thief drove away in a white, extended-cab Toyota truck.

Video from the store, portions of which are included here and posted at facebook.com/639TIPS, show the thief wearing a black, hooded jacket, a white, Under Armour brand baseball cap, and a silver cross pendant on a thick silver necklace.



UPDATED 02/24/2018 - Suspect Identified

Investigators have identified a suspect in this case and additional anonymous tips are not needed.

February 19, Crime Stoppers sought your help in identifying the three suspects seen in the included video burglarizing vehicles on Carrell Road in Angelina County.  Investigators have identified a suspect and will be able to conclude the investigation without additional assistance.  Crime Stoppers appreciates everyone who submitted anonymous tips regarding the crime and encourages each tipster to check the status of their tip.

ORIGINAL POST

Angelina County Sheriff's Department Investigators need help identifying three burglars caught on video breaking into vehicles.

The video, included here and posted at facebook.com/639TIPS, came from a residence in the 900 block of Carrell Road, just outside Lufkin in the area of Highway 69 South, and was recorded around 4:00 the morning of December 08. It shows a vehicle traveling westward along Carrell Road and then stopping near the residence's driveway. Due to low light and the distance between the camera and roadway, the vehicle make and color cannot be determined but three suspects approach the residence on foot.

Three vehicles were burglarized at this one residence but it is likely the same suspects broke into other vehicles in the area that morning.  Investigators believe the suspects drove to Carrell Road and then walked from residence to residence looking for unlocked vehicles.

We should be able to leave our vehicles unlocked and not have to worry about thefts.  Unfortunately, thanks to the dirtbags in this case and many more like them, we can't. Locking your car doors won't stop all crimes but locking your doors and removing your valuables, including your guns, will deter the opportunistic thieves looking only for unlocked cars.



UPDATED 01/31/2018 – Shopping Spree Suspect Identified

January 29, Crime Stoppers asked for help identifying a woman who fraudulently used a stolen credit card, and anonymous tipsters provided her name.  The case remains under investigation, so the suspect's name had not been released at the time of this update. Check the status of your tip.

ORIGINAL POST

The victim lost the credit card December 09, a Saturday, but didn't realize it was missing until Monday when her bank contacted her regarding suspicious charges.  Upon reviewing the weekend activity, the victim learned that someone used the card for at least eight fraudulent transactions at locations around Lufkin.  The investigating detective obtained video of a suspect, and unidentified white female with a neck tattoo, using the stolen card at Target.

In Target, the suspect loaded a buggy with about $235 worth of merchandise and then used the stolen card to pay at self-checkout.

Portions of the store's video are included here and posted at facebook.com/639tips.  Some of it is pixelated and doesn't provide a clear image of the suspect but one camera outside and one inside captured perfectly the suspects' vehicle and her face.  The suspect drove a white, 2005-2009 year model Kia Rio5; the license plate is not readable.  She wore blue jeans, a gray sweatshirt with "Texas Longhorns" across the front, and slide-style sandals, and she has a tattoo on the left side of her neck.  The tattoo appears to be two words; the first word isn't clear but might be "R.I.P." and the second looks like "JACK".

The items purchased are not unique but they might help someone identify her.  She bought; Charmin toilet paper, Huggies baby wipes, Dove Men+Care soap, Champions men's ankle socks, Hanes and Fruit of the Loom boxer shorts, Fruit of the Loom and Gildan undershirts, Degree and Axe (Apollo scent) deodorant, an Xhilaration pullover, and an AT&T prepaid mobile phone.



UPDATED 12/19/2017 – Courteous Crook Identified

MULTIPLE ANONYMOUS TIPS IDENTIFIED THE SUSPECT IN THIS CASE

If you provided an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers regarding the identify of this burglar, follow the tip follow up instructions you received or click the Tip Follow Up button near the top of this page.

This case might be solved but Crime Stoppers may pay a reward for information that solves another felony crime or leads to the arrest of a wanted felon. If you know the current location of a fugitive felon or have information regarding an unsolved felony crime, click one of the Tip buttons on this page, use Crime Stoppers app, or call (936) 639-TIPS. Calls and tips directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and an anonymous tip that leads to an arrest might be eligible for a reward.

Crime Stoppers pays rewards in cash but only for anonymous, crime-solving tips submitted directly to Crime Stoppers and that concern information not previously provided to or known by law enforcement. Funds for Crime Stoppers rewards come from fees paid by convicted criminals.

ORIGINAL POST

December 03, a crook burglarized a vehicle parked outside Planet Fitness on North Timberland Drive in Lufkin.  It's been a few weeks since he committed the crime and he probably thinks he got away with it but Crime Stoppers has video from the gym and knows that someone will want to help solve the case for a chance at extra money for Christmas.

Around 4:00 PM that Sunday, a man entered the gym and asked to use the restroom.  He was gone for a few minutes and when he returned he thanked the employee and left.  What the employee didn't know was that the man had stolen a car key from a locker and used the keyless entry remote to locate the car in the parking lot.

When the owner of the car didn't find his key in the locker, he hoped he had accidentally left the key inside the car.  He found his key on the seat but his wallet was missing.  He lost the wallet he left in his car but at least he didn't have to replace the key and remote.

The burglar is a black male and he was wearing a blue windbreaker jacket, a t-shirt with a yellow, circular graphic on the front, and camouflage-pattern shorts.  Video of the crime and criminal is included here and available at facebook.com/639TIPS.



UPDATED 12/14/2017 – CASE SOLVED

MULTIPLE ANONYMOUS TIPS IDENTIFIED THE SUSPECTS IN THIS CASE

If you submitted an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers concerning this case, follow the tip follow up instructions you received, use Crime Stoppers' app or one of the "Tip Follow Up" buttons on this page. Only the first, most accurate tip received will be rewarded but that might be your tip so check the status.

 

ORIGINAL POST

December 06, four people burglarized a home on Register Court in Angelina County.  A camera inside the residence captured video of the crime and allowed Angelina County Sheriff's Department investigators to identify and arrest two of the burglars.  The arrestees might cooperate with the investigators but, even if they do, they'll likely leave out details about their crimes.  So, Crime Stoppers wants you to help the investigators and is offering a reward for the anonymous tip that leads to additional arrests or helps recover the stolen property.

In the video, portions of which are included here and posted at facebook.com/639TIPS, a female voice repeatedly says the name "Tony".  That name and a couple of video frames of a man looking directly at the camera helped the investigators identify Tony Dwayne Williams, Jr.  The investigators also identified Erika Danielle Gordon.  With warrants in-hand, Angelina County Deputies and Lufkin PD officers tracked down Williams and Gordon last Friday evening on Timberland Drive in Lufkin.  Both were booked into Angelina County Jail for Burglary of a Habitation.

**NOTE: Jail booking records for Gordon include the names ERIKE DANIELLE GORDON and ERIKA KAYE GORGON.


UPDATED 12/06/2017 - Arrest made in BancorpSouth Robbery

December 06, a Lufkin Police Department Detective arrested Kristopher Joseph Montalvo for the robbery of BancorpSouth in Lufkin.

The robbery occurred just after 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 21 at West Loop BancorpSouth (500 S John Redditt Dr).  The robber was described as a Hispanic male with dark hair and dark eyes, approximately 5'10” tall.  He had some facial hair and was wearing a blue plaid shirt or jacket and blue jeans.  Bank employees said the man gave a teller a note claiming he had a gun and demanding money.  He did not display a gun.  The teller complied with his demands and he left the bank on foot.  His direction of travel was not known and investigators didn't know if he used a vehicle.

November 30, Lufkin PD Officers arrested Montalvo for a Parole warrant and a Jasper Police Department warrant for Criminal Mischief.  They thought then that he matched the description of the robbery suspect and contacted the investigating detective.  After photo and video comparisons and interviews, the Detective believed Montalvo was the robber.   Montalvo confessed to committing the crime and a warrant for his arrest was served on him at Angelina County Jail, where he was being held for the Parole and Jasper PD warrants.

This crime has been solved but Crime Stoppers will accept tips anonymously regarding any other unsolved felony crime or the location of a wanted felon in the Deep East Texas area.  If you can provide any information that might help solve a crime or locate a wanted felon, submit a tip by clicking one of the tip links on this website, use Crime Stoppers app, or call Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS. Calls and tips directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and an anonymous tip that leads to an arrest might be eligible for a reward.



UPDATED 08/13/2017 - MULTIPLE WARRANTS

Lufkin Police Department reported that Antonio Martinez has been arrested.  Crime Stoppers was informed that Martinez surrendered at Angelina County Jail.

Martinez, a 24-year-old Hispanic male, was profiled by Crime Stoppers August 08 due to multiple felony warrants for his arrest for crimes against an elderly victim.  At the time of the original posting, Martinez was is wanted in Angelina County on multiple warrants for theft and fraud crimes against an elderly victim.

The listed warrant information was correct and current when published.  Warrants and charges must be verified before arrest.  NEVER attempt to apprehend any suspect yourself; doing so may be dangerous and Crime Stoppers will not pay a reward to anyone involved in such action.

This wanted person has been located but Crime Stoppers may pay a reward for information that leads to the arrest of another felon.  If you know the current location of a fugitive felon or have information regarding an unsolved felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS, click one of the tip buttons on this site, or use Crime Stoppers’ app. Calls and tips directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and information that leads to an arrest might be eligible for a reward.



UPDATED 08/02/2017 – WANTED

May 29, 2017, Crime Stoppers asked you to help Angelina County law enforcement officers locate Milan Ramon White Jr. and Damien Antoine Scruggs.  At that time, both were wanted on felony warrants. 

Milan White (AKA: Milo) was wanted on a felony warrant for the offense of Robbery and for a probation warrant related to his conviction for the offense of Aggravated Assault (with a deadly weapon).  Milo was arrested in June 14 by officers who responded to a disturbance call on Kirksy Drive in Lufkin.

Damien Scruggs was wanted in Angelina County on a felony probation warrant related to his conviction for the offense of Assault (family violence) and Injury to a Child, and in Sabin County, Texas on another probation warrant related to a drug possession conviction.  August 02, Nacogdoches Police Department officers arrested Damien Scruggs on felony probation warrants.  An anonymous Crime Stoppers tip provided information that assisted in Scruggs’ arrest.

The listed warrant information was correct when published but may change before being read.  Warrants must be verified before arrest.  NEVER attempt to apprehend any suspect yourself; doing so may be dangerous and Crime Stoppers will not pay a reward to anyone involved in such action.

White and Scruggs are in custody but Crime Stoppers accepts anonymous tips regarding any wanted felon in the Deep East Texas area.  Calls and tips directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and information that leads to an arrest might be eligible for a reward.  If you call (936) 639-TIPS, click one of the Tip buttons on this website, or use Crime Stoppers’ app, you will be known only by a randomized tip number.  Anonymity is not Crime Stoppers’ promise—IT IS THE LAW.  To further ensure a tipster’s identity is never known, Crime Stoppers pays rewards only for anonymous tips; tipsters who identify themselves are not eligible for payment.



UPDATED 07/05/2017 - ARRESTED: James Trevor Broomfield

July 05, James Trevor Broomfield, a 19-year-old Lufkin man, was arrested in Chandler, Texas on a felony warrant for sexual assault of a child (a 13-year-old girl).

July 03, Crime Stoppers requested the public's assistance in locating Broomfield and many of you responded. THANK YOU for helping get this offender off the street. 

The listed warrant information was correct when published but may change before being read.  Warrants must be verified before arrest.  NEVER attempt to apprehend any suspect yourself; doing so may be dangerous and Crime Stoppers will not pay a reward to anyone involved in such action.

James Trevor Broomfield has been arrested but Crime Stoppers will accept anonymous tips regarding other unsolved crimes and wanted persons. If you can provide information regarding an unsolved felony crime or the location of a wanted felon in the Deep East Texas area, call Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS, click one of the tip buttons on this page, or use Crime Stoppers’ app. Calls and tips directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and information that leads to an arrest might be eligible for a reward



UPDATED 06/23/2017 - HOME INVADERS ARRESTED

Help us recognize Houston County Sheriff’s Office investigators for their work on the June 12 home invasion robbery of a residence in the unincorporated area of southern Houston County (Texas).  Assisted by an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip, the investigators identified three men involved in the robbery and tracked them to McKee, Kentucky.  The three, Fabian Vazquez, Jay Barrett, and Jose Vazquez, are in custody expected to be returned to Texas today to face charges of Aggravated Robbery.

As Crime Stoppers original post indicated, during the early morning hours of June 12, men kicked open the door of a residence in the unincorporated area of southern Houston County.  According to Houston County Sheriff’s Office Investigators, the men were armed with a firearm and baseball bats, they stole electronics from the home, and one of them forced a female juvenile to disrobe and “sexually touched” her.

At the beginning of the investigation, an arrest warrant was obtained for Barrett for the offense of Aggravated Robbery and investigators asked for the community’s help in locating him and in identifying the other criminals.  A short time later, an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip identified three of the criminals and assisted officers in locating and arresting them in McKee (Jackson County), Kentucky.

This case has been solved but Crime Stoppers will accept information regarding other unsolved felony crimes and wanted felons in the Deep East Texas area.  If you can provide information concerning an unsolved felony crime or provide the current location of a wanted felon, call Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS, click one of the tips buttons at 639TIPS.com, or use Crime Stoppers’ P3 Tips app (639TIPS.com/app). Calls and tips directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and an anonymous tip that leads to an arrest might be eligible for a reward.



UPDATED 04/18/2017 – Do-It-Yourself Thieves IDENTIFIED

Having the skills necessary for handling your own construction projects will make you the envy of many and might help you earn you a good living.  Whether you’re doing home improvement, commercial construction, or gardening, home improvement and hardware stores help simplify your shopping by putting just about anything your project requires under one roof.  There is, however, one type of do-it-yourselfer these stores don’t want to see; the ones who take what they want without paying.

March 14, three men went to The Home Depot in Lufkin.  Like many other male customers, they went directly to the tools section and found the items they couldn’t leave without, loading their cart with knives, multitools, drills, and saws.  They split up on their way to the cash register; one, wearing boots and shorts, pushed the cart full of tools, another, who is blading on top and has a bushy beard, headed to their vehicle, and the third one, who couldn’t stop scratching himself, hung around the cashier to distract her.  When the one with the cart hurried out the door without stopping to pay, the cashier notified other employees but the do-it-yourself thieves made it to their vehicle and fled with their ill-gotten tools.

The vehicle they used appears to be a white, single-cab, two-wheel drive Chevrolet Silverado, a 1999 to 2002 year model.  It was driven by a fourth person who wasn’t seen in the store.

Portions of the store’s security videos are included here and posted at Facebook.com/639TIPS

MULTIPLE ANONYMOUS TIPS IDENTIFIED SUSPECTS IN THIS CASE. 

This case might be solved but Crime Stoppers may pay a reward for information that solves another felony crime or arrest of a wanted felon. If you know the current location of a fugitive felon or have information regarding an unsolved felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS, click one of the Tip buttons on this page, or use Crime Stoppers’ P3 Tips app. Calls and tips directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and information that leads to an arrest might be eligible for a reward.

Crime Stoppers pays rewards in cash but only for anonymous, crime-solving tips submitted directly to Crime Stoppers and that concern information not previously provided to or known by law enforcement.  Funds for Crime Stoppers rewards come from fees paid by convicted criminals.



UPDATED 04/17/2017 - Matthew Randall Dixon  ARRESTED

Angelina County Sheriff’s Office reported that Matthew Randall Dixon was arrested April 15, 2017.  At the time of this update, Crime Stoppers does not have details of the arrest.

Dixon, a 22-year-old white male, was profiled by Crime Stoppers April 12 due to multiple warrants for his arrest.  At the time of the original posting, Dixon was is wanted in Angelina and Jasper counties on multiple warrants, including;

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (third degree felony),
  • Evading Arrest or Detention (third degree felony),
  • Criminal Mischief (state jail felony),
  • Deadly Conduct (class A misdemeanor),
  • Display Fictitious (Altered) Registration Insignia (class A misdemeanor), and
  • Probation Violation (original charge Possession of Marijuana( (class B misdemeanor).
The listed warrant information was correct and current when published.  Warrants and charges must be verified before arrest.  NEVER attempt to apprehend any suspect yourself; doing so may be dangerous and Crime Stoppers will not pay a reward to anyone involved in such action.

This wanted person has been located but Crime Stoppers may pay a reward for information that leads to the arrest of another felon.  If you know the current location of a fugitive felon or have information regarding an unsolved felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS, click one of the Tip buttons on this page, or use Crime Stoppers’ P3 Tips app (iTunes | Google Play). Calls and tips directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and information that leads to an arrest might be eligible for a reward.



UPDATED 04/04/2017 – Tony Hadnot-Isidore CAPTURED

April 04, 2017, Angelina County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Tony Hadnot-Isidore, a fugitive wanted in Angelina County on several warrants.

February 27, Crime Stoppers profiled Tony Hadnot-Isidore's warrants as the "Crime of the Week". Two of his warrants were a felony probation warrant and a felony theft warrant.  The probation warrant was related to his arrest and conviction for possessing identifying information belonging to victims of vehicle burglaries.  The theft warrant was connected to the theft of property from a residence where he was allowed to spend the night.

In 2013, two cars were burglarized in the drop-off lane of a daycare; a child was still in one car.  Someone witnessed one burglary and Lufkin PD officers arrested Hadnot-Isidore while he was in possession of property taken from the cars.  He was sentenced to eight years probation, and one of his current warrants is for violating that probation. 

In October of 2016, Hadnot-Isidore spent the night with an acquaintance and stole, and later sold, the person’s game console, games, and movies. During the theft investigation, another victim identified Hadnot-Isidore as a likely suspect in two residential burglaries; charges have not been filed in those cases and the stolen electronics, ATV, and gun have not been recovered.

Prior to Crime Stoppers profiling Hadnot-Isidore's warrants, Angelina County Probation Officers attempted to arrest Hadnot-Isidore at his mother’s house but he eluded capture by jumping from a window and fleeing the scene. 

April 04, HAdnot-Isidore was booked into Angelina County Jail for several warrants, including; Revocation of Probation (original charge: Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying Information), Assault Causing Bodily Injury (Family Violence), Possession of a Controlled Substance, Bail Jumping/ Failure to Appear, and three offenses of Theft.

The listed warrant information was correct when published but may change before being read.  Warrants must be verified before arrest.  NEVER attempt to apprehend any suspect yourself; doing so may be dangerous and Crime Stoppers will not pay a reward to anyone involved in such action.

This person has been located but Crime Stoppers may pay a reward, in cash, for information that leads to the arrest or grand jury indictment of another felony offender. If you can solve another felony crime or know the location of a wanted felon, call Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS, submit a tip by clicking one of the Tip buttons on this website, or download the P3 Tips app (http://p3intel.com/mobile.htm). Calls and tips directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.



UPDATED 02/23/2017 – Wanted for Aggravated Robbery

Angelina County law enforcement officers have arrested all five suspects wanted for the first degree felony offense of Aggravated Robbery case featured as the Crime of the Week for February 06, 2017.

According to a Zavalla Police Department investigation, Larry Shayne McHale, Charles Eddie Evans, Dale Jene Evans, Brian Andrew Leviness, and Hayley Ryan Leviness each participated in the theft of a motorcycle, and the contents of its saddle bags, while causing bodily injury to the victim.  In seeking warrants for the five, the investigating officer stated that the robbery occurred on Barge Road in Zavalla the evening of January 22 and involved the male victim being beaten before his motorcycle and property were taken.

The victim reported that he went to the Barge Road residence at the request of one of suspects and was attacked when he attempted to leave.  He said his head was struck with a hard, possibly metal, object, causing him severe pain and knocking him to the floor.  Once down, he was stomped on and kicked and dragged down steps outside the residence.  He said he escaped when the suspects took his keys and turned their attention to stealing his motorcycle, described as a burgundy and black Suzuki GSXR 1300 Hayabusa with a Louisiana license plate.

  • Larry Shayne McHale, 35, of Zavalla (CAPTURED 01-27-2017)
  • Charles Eddie Evans, 24, of San Augustine (CAPTURED 02-03-2017)
  • Dale Jene Evans, 45, of Huntington (CAPTURED 02-06-2017)
  • Hayley Ryan Leviness, 20, of Zavalla (CAPTURED 02-09-2017)
  • Brian Andrew Leviness, 25, of Zavalla  (CAPTURED 02-23-2017)


02/20/2017 – Time On Our Side

Criminals seem to believe that going a long time without getting caught is an indication that they got away with their crime.  They might be right, if not for Crime Stoppers Tipsters.

In December of 2015, Crime Stoppers asked for help solving a purse snatching incident involving someone stealing a purse from a woman’s car while she was parking at her residence.  The case was not solved but the investigators refused to give up, and one year later they again asked the public to anonymously submit tips that might help solve the case.

Crime Stoppers reran video of the purse snatching and of two people stealing computers from Walmart.  The computer thieves, who were initially believed to be two men, drove the car used in the purse snatching.  The video is included here and posted at facebook.com/639TIPS.

The image quality was poor but several tipsters recognized the thieves as John Taylor Mitchell, a 22-year-old black male, and Kiara Jerschell Deckard, a 22-year-old black female.  Those anonymous tips helped investigators obtain warrants for Mitchell and Deckard for the computer thefts; both had prior theft convictions so the thefts were state jail felony offenses.  Deckard surrendered at Montgomery County Jail February 18 and Mitchell surrendered at Angelina County Jail February 19.

The purse snatching investigation continues but, based upon the descriptions of the suspects, the vehicle used, and time frame between the two thefts, it seems likely that Mitchell and Deckard are the offenders in both crimes.

The first, most accurate tip received concerning this case has been rewarded.

Crime Stoppers pays rewards in cash but only for anonymous, crime-solving tips submitted directly to Crime Stoppers and that concern information not previously provided to or known by law enforcement.  Funds for Crime Stoppers rewards come from fees paid by convicted criminals.



UPDATED 02/14/2017 – Taking Tips

Whatever your views on the matter, tipping at restaurants is a common practice. Whether you refuse to tip, tip to reward good service, tip out of a sense of obligation, or tip to show off, you probably know that the objective is to give money to the server, not to take from them.

Yesterday, Crime Stoppers asked for help identifying a man who had reversed the tipping process.  Employees at China Hibachi Grill in Lufkin reported that several times recently a man took money from a tip jar; grabbing the cash and running from the store.  His thefts were unimpeded until the first of February when a female employee intervened.  The thief didn’t stop, shoving the employee as he fled and breaking a glass door.  He got away with less than $100 but the assault could turn the theft into a robbery.  Before any charge could be filed, investigators needed to identify the thief so Crime Stoppers offered reward money to encourage someone to give a tip of a different type; an anonymous, crime-solving tip; and anonymous tipsters responded.

Images pulled from a camera outside the restaurant were grainy but provided enough detail that numerous tipsters were able to correctly identify the suspect.  The suspect is a juvenile so Crime Stoppers will not be releasing his name and, once the investigation is complete, the case will be turned over to Angelina County Juvenile Probation.

Calls and tips directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and only the first, most accurate tip that leads to an arrest can be rewarded.  Crime Stoppers pays rewards in cash but only for anonymous, crime-solving tips submitted directly to Crime Stoppers and that concern information not previously provided to or known by law enforcement.  Funds for Crime Stoppers rewards come from fees paid by convicted criminals.



UPDATED 01/02/2017 – SUSPECT IDENTIFIED - Christmas in July

The desire to steal is a rather selfish trait, so it’s more likely than not that your Christmas gifts either came from the North Pole or were paid for with hard-earned money.  For those who knew they were facing a lump of coal in their stocking, theft might have seemed like a viable option.

The suspect in this theft went “shopping” in a Lufkin store and left wearing the merchandise.  The crime actually occurred in July but until today, and without the help of anonymous Crime Stoppers tips, the investigators had not been able to identify the suspect.

The video, included here and posted at facebook.com/639TIPS, shows a man browsing for a while and then entering the fitting rooms with several shirts and a pair of pants.  Store employees claim the man exited wearing the pants and three shirts but it’s not clear from the video that he had on multiple shirts and he looked to be wearing his own clothes.  A closer inspection of the video revealed that the pants and outer shirt were the same color and style as what he wore to the store but he was wearing one of the Polo brand shirts he took to the fitting room.

Before leaving without paying, he stuffed his own clothes onto a shelf.  An employee tracked him with the store’s cameras but, with the items he stole looking so similar to the clothes he wore in, they weren't sure a theft had occurred until they recovered the wadded up clothes he left and confirmed they were used.

Multiple anonymous tips identified the same man as the suspect in this case.

The investigating detective much verify the suspect's identity before filing the appropriate criminal charge but, at this time, additional tips are not necessary.  Only the first, most accurate tip received can be rewarded and a reward cannot be authorized until the case is closed and the suspect arrested.

Crime Stoppers pays rewards in cash but only for anonymous, crime-solving tips submitted directly to Crime Stoppers and that concern information not previously provided to or known by law enforcement. Funds for Crime Stoppers rewards come from fees paid by convicted criminals.



UPDATED 12/19/2016 – ’Tis the Season to Steal - SUSPECT IDENTIFIED

This morning, Crime Stoppers asked for help identifying the suspect in a theft from the Family Crisis Center of East Texas Thrift Store.  Multiple anonymous tips identified the same person and that person then contacted the investigating detective.

The Family Crisis Center of East Texas, one of the many charities that do wonderful things for area residents, operates a thrift store on Whitehouse Drive in Lufkin.  Through the store, they sell donated items to generate the funds needed to fulfill their mission of keeping families safe and free from abuse.  Since the store depends on donated merchandise and the Family Crisis Center depends on the store’s revenue, it is frustrating knowing that people steal from the store, particularly at the time of year when most of us look for ways to be more charitable toward others.

Unfortunately, the crime described here and shown in the included video is not the only theft from the Thrift Store.  The video shows a female suspect walking out of the store wearing merchandise, a pair of boots.  Employees reported that neither the suspect nor her shopping companion paid for the boots.  According to the police report, the Hispanic female suspect arrived wearing tennis shoes but left wearing a pair of Corral Vintage brand boots.  The size 6 boots are black in color with pink designs on the shaft.  Before walking out with the boots, the suspect placed her tennis shoes in the shopping cart pushed by her companion but it is not known if the other woman was aware of the theft.

This suspect has been identified but Crime Stoppers may pay a cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of another felony offender.  If you can solve another felony crime or know the location of a wanted felon in the Deep East Texas area, call Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS or click "Submit a Tip".

Calls and tips directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and the first, most accurate tip that leads to an arrest might be eligible for a reward.  Crime Stoppers pays rewards in cash but only for anonymous, crime-solving tips submitted directly to Crime Stoppers and that concern information not previously provided to or known by law enforcement.  Funds for Crime Stoppers rewards come from fees paid by convicted criminals.



UPDATED 11/27/2016 - CROCKETT ROBBER ARRESTED

November 26, Crockett Police Department requested help identifying the suspect in the robbery of SNS Convenience Store in Crockett.  Over that night, investigators identified the robber as Andrew Wayne Green.  Green was arrested and booked into Houston County Jail for the offense of Robbery.

Saturday, November 26, at approximately 3:30 PM, a white male (unidentified at the time) robbed SNS Convenience Store on East Loop 304 in Crockett.  When the man approached the store clerk, he handed a note stating; "I HAVE A GUN! PUT ALL THE MONEY IN A BAG OR YOU WILL BE SHOT THIS IS NOT A JOKE!!!"

The clerk complied with the man's demand and the man left the store by car traveling north bound on Bowie Avenue, toward downtown Crockett.



UPDATED 10/31/2016 – It’s Not Just a Phone - SUSPECT IDENTIFIED

Crime Stoppers has assisted in solving several mobile phone thefts and each time, we know someone will question the seriousness of the crime and the reason for paying a reward.  At least one social media comment will ask; “why bother with a theft when (insert the crime de jour) go unsolved?”

First, if you know of a “more serious” unsolved crime, and you can solve it, please submit an anonymous tip; we can handle tips regarding many crimes at once.  Second, these so-called “minor” crimes are arrestable offenses, they impact all of us, and they must to be stopped.

Your phone, which can cost as much as $1,000 to replace, can store everything about your life.  Many of us use our phone to hold personal and confidential information, usernames and passwords, and even credit card and bank account numbers.  So, phone thefts result in stolen identities and related crimes.  

This video included here shows a man stealing a phone that a Taco Bell diner set down while filling her drink.

Anonymous tips solved the case.  Investigators have confirmed the information provided and will file the appropriate charges.

While this case has been solved Crime Stoppers may pay a cash reward for information that leads to the arrest or grand jury indictment of another felony offender.  If you can provide information about another felony crime or a wanted felon in the Deep East Texas area, submit an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip.  You can call (936) 639-TIPS, click the “Submit a Tip” button near the top of this page, or use the P3 Tips app (iTunes | Google Play).

Crime Stoppers calls and tips are anonymous and rewards are paid only for anonymous tips submitted directly to Crime Stoppers and that concern information not previously provided to or known by law enforcement.



UPDATED 10/18/2016 - Cold Thieves (CASE SOLVED)

Last week, Crime Stoppers asked for help identifying two criminals who burglarized a truck at Pilot Travel Center in Lufkin.  The video is choppy but we didn’t think it would take long to identify the thieves.  We were right.

The day after we posted the video, someone called the Crime Stoppers tipline (936-639-TIPS) and anonymously-submitted a tip that identified the man and woman seen in the video stealing a 65-quart Yeti cooler.

Using that information and other sources, the investigating detective located the thieves.  At the time of this update, charges had not yet been finalized so we are not including the criminals’ identities.

Crime Stoppers calls and tips are anonymous so we don’t have a way to reach the tipster about a reward.

Crime Stoppers rewards are paid in cash but only the first, most accurate tip can be rewarded.



UPDATED 09/27/2016 – Rocket Surgeons Identified

September 26, Crime Stoppers asked you to help investigators identify two men who stole from Academy in Lufkin and MANY of you came through.  Although plenty of the anonymously-submitted tips named the wrong people, several correctly identified the thieves as Anthony Steven Rice and Corey Michael Wayne Boyd.

Crime Stoppers tips are completely anonymous and they cannot serve as probable cause for making an arrest or obtaining a warrant.  So, the investigating detective looked into the information from the tips, cleared the incorrectly identified persons, and verified that Rice and Boyd were the men captured on video.

With the suspects identified, the detective sought, and a judge issued, warrants for the arrest of Rice and Boyd for the offense of Theft.  Anthony Steven Rice, having prior convictions for Theft, was charged with felony theft and Corey Michael Boyd will be charged with misdemeanor theft.



UPDATED 09/15/2016 - Arrest in Attempted Capital Murder Case

August 25, 2016, Crime Stoppers asked for your help identifying the man who attempted to murder a Corrigan Police Officer and anonymously submitted tips did just that by naming 54-year-old Derrie Derwin Scott.

The attempted murder occurred shortly after 3:00 AM August 23, when a Corrigan PD officer stopped a dark-colored Jeep Cherokee on Highway 287.  The driver exited the Jeep and fired a handgun at the officer.  The officer was not injured by the murderous attack and his return fire sent the shooter back to the Jeep.  The driver used the Jeep to attempt to run down the officer before fleeing westbound, toward Groveton/Trinity County, on Highway 287.

The description of the shooter and images pulled from the officer’s in-car camera matched Derrie Scott and investigators were able to obtain a warrant for his arrest for the offense of Attempted Capital Murder.

September 14, Derrie Derwin Scott was arrested in Willis, Texas by law enforcement officers from the United States Marshals Service, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Willis Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Texas Rangers. The Jeep Scott used was recovered by Trinity County Sheriff’s Officer and Texas Rangers.

Crime Stoppers pays rewards in cash but ONLY FOR ANONYMOUS TIPS SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO CRIME STOPPERS AND THAT CONCERN INFORMATION NOT PREVIOUSLY PROVIDED TO OR KNOWN BY LAW ENFORCEMENT.  Funds for Crime Stoppers rewards come from fees paid by convicted criminals.

The listed warrant and arrest information was correct and current when published but may no longer be correct when read.  Warrants and charges must be verified before arrest.  NEVER attempt to apprehend any suspect yourself; doing so may be dangerous and Crime Stoppers will not pay a reward to anyone involved in such action.


UPDATED 08/24/2016 – Laura Reppond Arrested

August 22, Crime Stoppers requested the community's assistance in locating Laura Frances Reppond, a 23-year-old white female who was wanted on two felony warrants.  Multiple anonymous tips were submitted concerning sightings of Reppond and possible locations where she might be found, and the morning of August 24 an anonymous tipster provided Reppond's then-current location. 

That anonymous tip allowed Diboll PD Officers to locate and arrest Reppond for the two Angelina County probation warrants and for a Marion County, Texas warrant.

The Angelina County warrants were related to Reppond's arrests and convictions for possessing a controlled substance and for theft.  January 2015, she was sentenced to community supervision for eight years for Possession of a Controlled Substance, a third degree felony, and for four years for Theft, a state jail felony.  The Marion County warrant was for Motion to Revoke Probation, original offense Failure to Identity (giving false or fictitious information).

The listed warrant and arrest information was correct and current when published but may no longer be correct when read.  Warrants and charges must be verified before arrest.  NEVER attempt to apprehend any suspect yourself; doing so may be dangerous and Crime Stoppers will not pay a reward to anyone involved in such action.


Updated 08/11/2016 – Farming Felon Arrested

July 04, Crime Stoppers requested help solving a series of burglaries that occurred in June at Lufkin Farm Supply and an anonymous tipster solved the case.

According to the police report and images from a game camera, the burglar cut a hole in a fence, tore a hole in the plastic wall of the greenhouse, and smashed the glass of an interior door.  Once inside, he filled several large garbage bags with wind chimes, rugs, umbrellas, fig preserves, and Corkcicle brand bottles.

The crime started around 7:00 PM June 24 but the greedy crook left and returned twice overnight, once around midnight and again just before 3:00 AM.  This wasn’t the first time Lufkin Farm Supply had been burglarized and, after the last crime, they placed cameras in the business and greenhouse.

One of the cameras captured several daylight and low light images of the burglar. The daylight images were backlit but you could make out some of the criminal’s features and that was enough for one anonymous tipster.

The tipster called the Crime Stoppers tipline, (936) 639-TIPS, and identified the burglar as Roderick Demond Hale, a 39-year-old Lufkin vagrant.
Using the tipster-provided information, the investigating detective confirmed Hale was the actor in the profiled burglaries and proved that Hale also burglarized AdFab Signs and Lufkin Rubber and Gasket.  Three warrants were obtained for Hale’s arrest, each for Burglary of a Building, a state jail felony offense.  Hale was arrested July 27 and booked into jail for the three burglary warrants, a parole warrant, a traffic warrant, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and an additional offense of Burglary of a Building.

Crime Stoppers tipsters are completely anonymous, so Crime Stoppers has no way of contacting the tipster and extending a reward offer; the tipster must contact Crime Stoppers.  When submitting their tip, the tipster received a tip number and password that they can use to begin the reward process.



UPDATED 08/01/2016 - ARREST: Bobby Wayne Smith

Angelina County Sheriff's Deputies arrested BOBBY WAYNE SMITH.  As of July 20, 2016, Smith was wanted on a felony probation warrant related to his arrests and convictions for the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance (second degree felony) and Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle (state jail felony) and Crime Stoppers had offered to pay for information that led to his arrest.  Smith, a 29-year-old white male, has multiple face and neck tattoos, including a large Famous Stars & Straps “F” logo on his neck and “Howdy Doody EST.  1986” below his right ear.

At the time of this update, Crime Stoppers does not have the details of Smith's arrest.

The listed warrant information was correct and current when published but may no longer be correct when read. Warrants and charges must be verified before arrest. NEVER attempt to apprehend any suspect yourself; doing so may be dangerous and Crime Stoppers will not pay a reward to anyone involved in such action.


UPDATED 07/12/2016 – Criminal Mischief - CASE SOLVED

THE SUSPECT IN THIS CASE HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED.

All crimes have an impact on the community but some are far less serious than others.  This week, Crime Stoppers is hoping to identify a suspect in one of those less serious crimes.

Around 4:00 AM June 05, a man, who likely was intoxicated, caused quite a bit of damage to a Lufkin gas station.

Video from the station shows the suspect arriving in a Ford truck at 3:30 AM and attempting to get service at the unoccupied payment kiosk.  He gave up after ten minutes and tried to force his way into the structure, prying and kicking at the metal siding.  When that failed, he switched to attacking the fuel pumps, signs, and trashcans.

An hour, and several falls, later, the suspect had made a mess and his female passenger decided she would try her luck at the still closed kiosk.  When she discovered the cash left behind by the suspect, she pocketed it and returned to the truck.  Now in the driver’s seat, the woman locked the man out of the truck and drove away.  The video ends as the truck leaves the gas station with the suspect clinging to the tailgate.

Some will see the video, a condensed and extended version are included, as comical but crimes were committed and, given the apparent intoxication level of the persons involved, someone could have been injured.

Crime Stoppers pays rewards in cash but only for anonymous tips submitted directly to Crime Stoppers and that concern information not previously provided to or known by law enforcement.  Funds for Crime Stoppers rewards come from fees paid by convicted criminals.



UPDATED 07/14/2016 - ARREST: Terry Bellini Barlow II

July 13, Lufkin Police Department Special Services Division Officers arrested Terry Bellini Barlow II.

Crime Stoppers requested assistance locating Barlow December 2015 because Angelina County Sheriff’s Office was attempting to serve multiple arrest warrants.  Barlow was arrest Wednesday near Woodland Heights Hospital in Lufkin and he was booked into Angelina County Jail for the following warrants:

  • Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity (1st degree felony, Angelina County),
  • Probation Violation (1st degree felony, Angelina County),
  • Burglary of a Habitation (2nd degree felony, Four offenses, Angelina County),
  • Theft of a Firearm (State Jail Felony, Trinity County), and
  • Contempt of Court (Class A misdemeanor, Jefferson County).
The listed warrant information was correct and current when posted but may change before you read the information. Law enforcement officers will verify warrants and charges before any arrest. NEVER attempt to detain or arrest any suspect yourself; doing so may be dangerous and Crime Stoppers will not pay a reward to anyone involved in such action.


UPDATED 06/17/2016 - ARREST: Lewis Bowen Duckworth II

Houston County Sheriff's Office reported to Crime Stoppers that, as of June 17, 2016, Lewis Bowen Duckworth II was in custody.  

June 13, Duckworth, a 60-year-old white male, was profiled by Crime Stoppers because he was wanted by multiple Texas law enforcement agencies on four felony arrest warrants.  

The Texas Pardons and Parole Board held a Parole Violation warrant related to a conviction for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, there was a warrant in Madison County for Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle (State Jail Felony), and Houston County Sheriff’s Office held warrants for Aggravated Sexual Assault (First Degree Felony) and Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration Requirements (Third Degree Felony).

The images included here are from October 2015 and October 2012.

The listed warrant information was correct when published but may change before being read.  Warrants must be verified before arrest.  NEVER attempt to apprehend any suspect yourself; doing so may be dangerous and Crime Stoppers will not pay a reward to anyone involved in such action.


UPDATED 05/10/2016 – ARREST: Rexie Roy McMullen III

April 26, Crime Stoppers asked for help locating Rexie Roy McMullen III, a 23-year-old white male, who was wanted in Angelina County for the first degree felony offense of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (a knife).

May 09, McMullen was arrest in Colorado.  Upon his release from custody in Colorado, he will be extradited to Angelina County.

The warrant was obtained following an Angelina County Sheriff’s Office investigation of McMullen stabbing a family member.

The listed warrant information was correct and current when published but may no longer be correct when read.  Warrants and charges must be verified before arrest.  NEVER attempt to apprehend any suspect yourself; doing so may be dangerous and Crime Stoppers will not pay a reward to anyone involved in such action.

This case is solved but Crime Stoppers may pay a reward for information that leads to the arrest or grand jury indictment of another felony offender.  If you can provide information about another felony crime or a wanted felon in the Deep East Texas Area, call Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS or click the Submit a Tip link in the menu at the top of this page.  Calls and tips directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous, and rewards are paid only for anonymous tips submitted directly to Crime Stoppers and that concern information not previously provided to or known by law enforcement.



UPDATED 04/22/2016 – Interception

The effects of theft and fraud reach well beyond the individual victims.  With these crimes come increased prices, fear and distrust of others, and the inconvenience of additional security measures.  Reversing the effects is difficult but we start by arresting the involved criminals.  

In December, a credit union mailed a check to a customer.  The customer never received the check but it was cashed in Lufkin.   The investigating detective obtained video from a North Timberland Drive grocery store that, according to the store, shows a woman presenting the stolen check to be cashed.

When recovered from the bank, the check was marked with a driver’s license number, date of birth, and thumbprint, so it appears that the cashier attempted to verify the female’s identity, but the information does not match the victim and has not yet been useful in identifying the suspect.

The video shows the suspect to be a white female suspect cashing the stolen check at a Lufkin grocery store.

Anonymous tips provided information that identified Alison Taylor Jaimes as the suspect and solved this case.  The investigating Detective verified the information provided and obtained a warrant for Jaimes' arrest for the offense of Forgery.  April 22, Jaimes surrendered to Corrigan Police Department and will be transferred to Angelina County. 

This case is solved but Crime Stoppers may pay a reward for information that leads to the arrest or grand jury indictment of another felony offender.  If you can provide information about another felony crime or a wanted felon in the Deep East Texas Area, call Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS or click the Submit a Tip link in the menu at the top of this page.  Crime Stoppers calls and tips are anonymous, and rewards are paid only for anonymous tips submitted directly to Crime Stoppers and that concern information not previously provided to or known by law enforcement.