LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - By Jeff Awtrey - email
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police may have found a big break in a December burglary case when they say two men confessed to the crime.
According to Det. J.B. Smith, police had no suspects or leads in a home burglary on the 200 block of Fuller Springs Drive, in which the burglars stole a 50-inch television, laptop computer, digital camera and DVDs.
But on March 16, the Jasper County Sheriff's Office arrested Joshua Wayne Thorsen, 27, of Lufkin, and Luther Wood III, 26, of Jasper, for a burglary in Jasper County. During an interview with an investigator, the pair confessed to the Lufkin burglary, Smith said.
Thorsen was transferred to the Angelina County Jail on Friday, where he was charged with burglary of a habitation. Smith said Wood will also be transferred to the jail once he resolves the charge in Jasper County.
According to jail records, Thorsen also has four outstanding warrants -- two for burglary and two for felony theft -- in Vernon Parish, La.