NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - The Nacogdoches Sheriff's Office received reports of two burglaries on July 3 and July 4 in Nacogdoches County. One of the burglaries was of a building and the other was of a private residence.
A resident living on County Road 816 observed a person dumping trash on CR 816 and called a sheriff's deputy they knew who lived in the area. The deputy went over to investigate the illegal dumping and discovered a physical address in the trash. The deputy used that information and went to the address to investigate the illegal dumping.
Sheriff Jason Bridges said when the deputy was questioning the persons at the residence they seemed nervous. The deputy then noticed an item that had been reported stolen earlier in the home and questioned the people at the residence who told the deputy that the object had been there when they moved in.
The deputy talked with the landlord who confirmed the object in question had not been there when the tenants moved in. Sheriff Bridges said the two suspects, Michael Allen Cheney, 25, and a 16-year-old black male confessed to the crimes and were cooperating with authorities for a time. However, the two suspects are now believed to be on the run.
Cheney has ties to the Houston area and may be with his wife, Laura Killion. Cheney drives a 2006 tan Ford van, license plate: BFK 8635.
Both individuals are wanted on felony charges of burglary of a habitation and burglary of a building.
Bridges said the pair were in possession of about several thousand dollars worth of antiques and other stolen property.
Bridges said both men were asked to come to the sheriff's office and when they did not show up, warrants were issued for their arrest.
If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of these suspects, you are urged to call the Nacogdoches Sheriff's Office at: 936-560-7790.
Cheney has ties to the Houston area and may be with his wife, Laura Killion. Cheney drives a 2006 tan ford van, license plate: BFK 8635.
Both men are wanted on felony charges of burglary of a habitation and burglary of a building