Arrest made for Angelina Co. man accused of stealing brother's dirt bike

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The Angelina County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man on a charge that he stole a dirt bike and coins from his brother.

Zachary Hester, 18, is charged with burglary of a habitation.

On Monday, an Angelina County deputy was dispatched to a residence on Narroway Loop in reference to a burglary.

The deputy arrived at Hester's brother's property  and was informed by the brother that he came home to find his back door kicked in. While waiting for a deputy to arrive, the resident heard a motorcycle start up in the woods near his house and later observed that his white and blue dirt bike was indeed missing, according to an investigator's affidavit.

Several hours after taking the report, the deputy was requested by a Hudson Police officer to come out to his location on Mt. Carmel Drive. Upon arrival, he noticed the police officer with white men, one of which was Zachary Hester, according to the affidavit.

Hester and the other man were located near a red truck, with the blue and white Yamaha dirt bike in the bed. The deputy,  after obtaining statements, was allowed to look through the two mens' cell phones.

The deputy discovered text messages from Zachary to other recipients, asking them if they wanted to sell or buy a dirt bike, according to the affidavit.

The next afternoon, Hester's mother contacted the investigator and informed him that while Hester was asleep on her couch, her grandson started to play with his boots and a Ziploc bag full of half-dollar coins fell out.

The mother brought the bag to the investigator, who contacted the brother, who thought he had possession of the coins in his fire-proof safe, to confirm that he was missing the item. After having someone search his safe, it was reported that the coins were indeed missing, according to the affidavit.

Hester was  booked into the Angelina County Jail on Wednesday, where he is charged with committing the offense of burglary of habitation, a second-degree Felony.

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