Livingston PD: Lufkin man broke into car, used stolen debit card

Royse Jones (Source: Polk County Jail)
Royse Jones (Source: Polk County Jail)

LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin man is now behind bars in Polk County after police were able to tie him to a car theft and debit card abuse in Livingston.

Lt. Matt Parish, a spokesman for the Livingston Police Department, said Royse Jones, 20 from Lufkin broke into a car in the 1000 block of W. Church Street back in April. Parish said the owner reported that her credit card had been stolen.

Police were able to pinpoint the card being used at several businesses and were able to identify Jones from surveillance footage they obtained from Walmart.

"He was arrested on June 23 by Lufkin Police," Parish said. "He was unable to make bail, so they brought him to Polk County until trial, unless he is able to make bail here."

As of Wednesday afternoon, bond has not been set for Jones. He was charged with state-jail felony credit or debit card abuse and Class A misdemeanor burglary of a vehicle.

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