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Cherokee Co. Sheriff's deputies arrest 2 suspects in series of burglaries in Alto area

Ryan Ranniger (Source: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office) Ryan Ranniger (Source: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office)
Craig Wilkins (Source: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office) Craig Wilkins (Source: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office)
CHEROKEE COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

 Deputies with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office arrested two suspects in a series of burglaries that occurred in the Alto area in late July.

Ryan Barclay Ranniger, 30, and Wilkins Craig Anthony, 22, both of Alto, are still being held in the Angelina County Jail. Each man was charged with two counts of burglary of a habitation and one count of burglary of a building, all felonies. Anthony was also charged with a fourth felony - unlawful possession of a firearm by a felony.

Collectively, Ranniger's bail was set at $35,000. Anthony's collective bail was set at $135,000.

According to a press release East Texas News obtained from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Monday, numerous houses and buildings in the Alto area were burglarized.

“Investigators believed that it was the same group of suspects due to the types of items stolen, the general area in which they were occurring, and the dates of the burglaries,” the press release stated. “Items stolen during the burglaries included rifles, shotguns, hunting equipment, and power tools.”

During the course of the investigation, two Cherokee County Sheriff's Office detectives began receiving information about possible suspect in the case. After the detectives gathered more information and recovered some of the stolen items, they obtained arrest warrants for Ranniger and Anthony.

Wilkins was arrested during a traffic stop on Aug. 1, and he was allegedly found to be in possession of a firearm. Because he has a prior felony conviction on his record, he is prohibited by law from possessing firearms.

Ranniger was arrested on Aug .8.

Additional charges may be pending, according to the press release.

The press release also stated that some of the firearms and tools have been recovered.

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