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Lufkin PD: Man damaged power lines while trying to steal heavy equipment

Andrew Hutchison (Angelina County Jail) Andrew Hutchison (Angelina County Jail)
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Lufkin Police officers arrested a 25-year-old man early Monday morning after he allegedly tried to steal a John Deere excavator from a job site in the 600 block of Joyce Lane and damaged overhead power lines in the process.

Andrew Seth Hutchison, 25, of Lufkin, was arrested and taken to the Angelina County Jail. He was charged with theft between $100,000 and $200,000, and criminal mischief between $1,500 and $2,000, which are both state-jail felonies. Hutchison was also charged with unlawful carry of a weapon.

According to the report, Lufkin Police officers responded to a report that a white male suspect in a white pickup had tried to steal an excavator and damaged some overhead Oncor power lines. They found a white Ford F-150 matching the caller's description in the parking lot of Burley Primary, and Hutchison was inside.

"Hutchison admitted that he had attempted to steal an excavator, and in the process of driving it to his Susan Street residence, damaged overhead power lines," the police report stated.

The LPD officers found two handguns - a Glock Model 30 and a Heritage Arms .22-Magnum - on the front seat of Hutchison's truck.

Hutchison was arrested at the scene and transported to the Angelina County Jail.

The John Deere 200D excavator has an estimated value of $120,000, and it was estimated that Hutchison did $1,500 worth of damage to the Oncor power lines.

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