DIBOLL, TX (KTRE) - By Jeff Awtrey - email
DIBOLL, TX (KTRE) - A Houston man wanted in connection for a check forging scheme at a Diboll bank was apprehended recently, just weeks after Diboll Police put out a search for him.
Roderick Johnson, 43, was taken into custody during a traffic stop in Refugio. According to Diboll Police spokesman Det. Brandan Lovell, Johnson was traveling at a speed in excess of 100 miles per hour.
He was booked into the Angelina County Jail on Tuesday with a charge of engaging in organized criminal activity.
According to a previous report, Christopher Dale Cooper, 39, and Marcus Tyrone Bolt, 27, had made checks with duplicate information from a Corrigan business. In September, they walked through a drive-through on Wednesday at First Bank and Trust, located at 104 N. Temple Drive, around 3:30 p.m., and tried to cash them for more than $4,000, Lovell said.
Police responded to the bank's call and arrested the pair. They were booked into the Angelina County Jail on Thursday on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity. Johnson was in a getaway car and drove off once he saw police arrive, Lovell said.