LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - An alert police officer was able to put a stop to a crime spree that four Lufkin residents were conducting at two Lufkin pawn shops, according to police.
Officers arrested Marquis Damon Edwards, 20, Aurene Amilia Jackson, 18, Trevor Devon Parks, 17, Austan O'Brien Patton, 21, at 2 p.m. on Friday and charged them with engaging in organized criminal activity.
The report states officers responded to Ken's Pawn Shop, located at 912 N. Timberland Drive, in reference to a stolen Xbox 360 and a Visio brand televison. An employee was able to give a description of the suspects and the vehicle as they were fleeing the store. An alert police officer saw the vehicle and stopped it on Paul Avenue.
During the roadside investigation, officers recovered from the vehicle the television and Xbox allegedly stolen from Ken's Pawn Shop, as well as a Dell laptop computer which had been reported stolen the same day from East Texas Pawn, located at 212 South Timberland Drive. Employees from both pawn shops arrived at the traffic stop and identified the suspects and the stolen items.
The employee at Ken's said the suspects were in the store, attempting to sell them the computer but the employee refused because East Texas Pawn had already contacted them and told them about the theft, the report stated.
As they left Ken's, they worked together to conceal and steal the Xbox and the television, according to the report.
While at East Texas Pawn, the employee there said they worked together to separate and distract the employees in order to steal the laptop from the counter of the shop.