Lufkin man gets second theft-related arrest this year

Johnathan Clopp mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Johnathan Clopp mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - ANGELINA COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - A Lufkin man was arrested for the second in 2011 on a theft-related crime after an investigation into jewelry theft on Kirkland Road.

Johnathan Christopher Clopp, 23, is charged with theft.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Angelina County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the 900 block of Kirkland Road on March 3, after the resident there said someone broke into the home by breaking a window on a locked door in the garage. She said numerous pieces of jewelry and a sterling silver set of place settings and servers were stolen.

On March 14, the complainant's daughter was arrested on an unrelated charge and provided a written statement, saying Clopp at met the daughter at her residence and asked her if "she would be mad," according to the affidavit. The daughter asked why and Clopp showed her the set of settings and servers, the affidavit states.

The daughter told investigators she recognized the set as her parents' and told Clopp she was not mad at him because she was mad at her parents and would go with him to sell the settings and servers to a local business, according to the affidavit.

Clopp told her he had already sold the jewelry, and they went to the business and sold the set for $400, according to the affidavit.

Clopp was arrested on Monday. He bonded out for $6,000.

In January, Clopp and Tyler Wayne Poindexter, 20, of Pollok, were arrested on a burglary charge.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, deputies responded to a burglary on Jan. 6, in which a homeowner said his house had been broken into and a 47-inch TV, X-box and games, a laptop computer and a bass peddle for a drum set had been stolen.

A neighbor was able to give a description of a vehicle to deputies and authorities traced it back to an acquaintance of the duo, who said he lent them his car. He also said the bass peddle was in the car, which Poindexter said he would come back to get.

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