Authorities make arrest in Shelby County burglaries

SHELBY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - James T. Higginbothan was arrested Friday in Dallas County. According to the Shelby County Sheriff's Department, Higginbothan is believed to be responsible for a string of burglaries in Shelby County.

Investigator DJ Dickerson with the Shelby County Sheriff's Department said Higginbothan was caught on surveillance video, burglarizing a home on County Road 2335

"We know of one rifle that was taken from the residence, jewelry, and other personal items like a hard drive," Dickerson said.

Higginbothan was charged with burglary of a habitation and unlawful possession of a firearm. His girlfriend Kandy Nichols was also arrested in connection to the burglaries and was charged with burglary of a habitation.

Both individuals have been transported to the Shelby County Sheriff's and are awaiting arraignment.

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