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Trinity constable makes 2 arrests in burglary ring

Theft suspect William Jesse Eason, III was arrested after investigation by Trinity County Pct 1 Constable Woody Wallace’s Office. Theft suspect William Jesse Eason, III was arrested after investigation by Trinity County Pct 1 Constable Woody Wallace’s Office.
TRINITY, TX (KTRE) -

From the Trinity County Pct. 1 Constable's Office

Trinity County Pct 1 Constables made two arrests recently that resulted in the recovery of thousands of dollars in stolen property and broke down part of a burglary ring working in both Trinity and Walker Counties. Following a request by a homeowner for follow-up investigation of the burglarizing of their home, Pct 1 Constable Woody Wallace began an investigation that resulted in the arrest of William Jesse Eason, III, and Jonathan Guerra, with more arrests expected to follow.

Wallace recovered some of the Trinity Cove homeowner's stolen property in Houston, which led to the arrest of Eason. He confessed to the burglary, as well as two others in Walker County, which prompted the search of a home in Trinity by Wallace, Pct 1 Deputy Constables W.R. (Ricky) Hope, Mark Cole, Rusty Barrett, and the Trinity Police Department. Law enforcement recovered guns, jewelry, electronics and liquor that had been stolen from Trinity County and Walker County homes.

Information gathered at that time, led the Constable to Walker County to investigate further, where Guerra was taken into custody for the possession of stolen property and cocaine. Wallace, working with Huntsville Police Department, video taped a confession by Guerra, who was then taken to Trinity County and jailed. Both cases have been referred to the District Attorney's Office in Groveton for prosecution. Charges are pending in Walker County.

Constable Wallace indicated that the arrests of these suspects are the first of this burglary ring and he expects several more to be made, as the investigation is ongoing. He also indicated that the support of both the Trinity Police Department and the Huntsville Police Department in these arrests was invaluable and appreciated. Wallace said, "Our goal is to solve the crime, make the arrest, recover stolen property, and cooperate with the prosecution in the pursuit of justice." He added, "We are committed letting criminals know that they cannot commit a crime here and expect it to go uninvestigated. We want our community and property to be safe and will continue to work to make it that way."

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