LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - A man who was arrested last year after police say he burglarized a wrecker yard before running into police is in jail a second time after his car broke down after he and two others stole vehicle emblems from a Lufkin car dealership, according to police.
Carlos Alday Jr., 19, of Lufkin, Pedro Martinez Alday Jr., 23, of Pollok, and Eduardo Gonzalez, 18, are charged with criminal mischief. Carlos Alday is also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to police, the three were in a vehicle which broke down on South First Street. Officers stopped to check on the vehicle and smelled marijuana, according to police. After a closer inspection, officers decided to detain the three. During a search of the vehicle, officers found eight vehicle emblems from Cadillac Escalades.
Officers concluded after a further investigation that the three stole the emblems from Peltier Chevrolet, located at 1710 S. First Street.
Gonzalez was arrested in June 2009 after police say he and another man burglarized a vehicle at Due's Wrecker Service, located at 2320 East Lufkin Ave. They tried to run away from officers but ran right into them instead, according to police.
The three were booked into the Angelina County Jail Thursday night.