Polk Co. suspect charged with more burglaries

Michael Eugene Carter
Michael Eugene Carter

POLK COUNTY TX,(Press release) - On March 4, 2010, Michael Eugene Carter, 39, YOA, of Livingston was arrested and charged with the burglary of a habitation. His bond was set at $25,000.00.

Detectives Christopher Lima, Richard Delaney, and Stan Galloway noticed the burglary was similar in nature to several other burglaries reported around the county. Based on information gathered during the investigation the Detectives executed two search warrants in Polk County, recovering stolen jewelry, guns, and TV's at both locations.

Detectives also identified a large amount of stolen jewelry in several Houston Pawn Shops in addition to the stolen property seized that was identified from several burglaries in Lamar County, Paris, TX.

On March 7, 2010 Michael Eugene Carter was charged with three more counts of Burglary of a Habitation in Polk County after Detective's conducted interviews and obtained subsequent confessions. Lamar County Sheriff's Office Detectives are in the process of obtaining a warrant of arrest for Burglary of a Habitation in connection with offenses committed in there jurisdiction.

Several thousand dollars worth of stolen property has already been recovered that was reported stolen from the four burglaries in Polk County and the burglaries in Lamar County,  with more property to be recovered from the Houston Pawn Shops by Polk County Detective's.