1 of 2 Lufkin brothers accused of stealing $1,800 ring pleads guilty

Samuel Kellum (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Samuel Kellum (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - One of two Lufkin brothers accused of stealing a ring and trying to sell it at a jewelry store pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge in an Angelina County district court Friday.

Samuel David Kellum, 25, appeared in front of Judge Gerald Goodwin along with the other inmates as part of Friday's "rocket docket." He will be sentenced at a later date.

In July, Samuel Kellum and his brother, Jonah Paul Kellum, 18, stole a ring valued at $1,800 from an unlocked vehicle. Later, the two men took the ring to a Lufkin jewelry store in hope of selling it. However, because the owner knew they may be coming in to his store, he called police when they arrived.

The name of the jewelry store and additional details on the case were withheld to protect the investigation.

The day before they were arrested and charged with felony theft between $1,500 and $20,000, Samuel and Paul Kellum were arrested for public intoxication after they were found intoxicated in the parking lot of a gas station.

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