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.