Diboll man gets probation for string of burglaries

Alexander Castillo mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Alexander Castillo mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Diboll man pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon in district court to his part in a burglary ring in January.

Alexander Gabriel Castillo, 20, accepted a six-year probation sentence and will pay restitution and have a curfew, in addition to standard terms and conditions.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, the Castillo, Kendal Jackson and Antonio Baldwin stole several pieces of jewelry from a home on FM 2497 on Monday. The resident told law enforcement she came home to find the rear door of her residence damaged and the jewelry gone.

A short time later, a neighbor said he saw two men running from her house and getting into a car. He was able to provide a license plate number, which authorities traced back to Castillo's step-father.

Deputies confronted Castillo on Wednesday and found him in possession of the jewelry, according to the affidavit. Castillo then confessed to burglarizing the residence, as well as residences on Lonestar Road and Green Ridge Circle, the affidavit states.

Castillo also said he was the driver in the burglaries and Baldwin and Jackson stole the property.

Baldwin and Jackson accepted similar sentences in February.

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